libxml query

Michael Still mikal at
Thu Jun 20 18:32:32 EST 2002

On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Matthew Hawkins wrote:

> adrian (adrian at wrote:
> > Are libxml and libxml2 different and independent libraries and thus both
> > be installed  OR is one a subset of the other and thus be symbolically
> > linked?
> Although they are both the GNOME XML api, I believe that they are
> separate libraries.  I suspect one was for GNOME 1 and the other for
> GNOME 2, and I think there's API changes.  I'm not sure why they gave it
> a different name instead of simply bumping the major version number in
> the soname.

I know for a fact that libxml2 can be used outside of Gnome though. I seem
to remember there being doc which said libxml1 was horribly broken and
shouldn't be used.

Don't quote me in public though.



Michael Still (mikal at     UMT+10hrs

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