libxml2 use in Wine?

Raphael fenix at
Mon Feb 27 18:30:10 CST 2006

On Monday 27 February 2006 00:40, Gerald Pfeifer wrote:
> A user reported that when he has libxml2 installed when building
> Wine, "some apps" work fine whereas without libxml2 he get's warning
> and errors and reduce functionality.
> And indeed the configure code and some other part of Wine do refer to
> libxml2.
> However, there is now documentation (as verified via `grep -ri libxml2`)
> that mentions libxml2 in any way.
> Is there any specific reason, or is this just an omission, and a patch
> to wine/README would be welcome?

Yes wine use libxml2 for msxml implementation (see dlls/msxml3/
but autoconf/automake check it

> Gerald

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