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Documentation for the current release of pugixml is available on-line as two separate documents:

You’re advised to start with the quick-start guide; however, many important library features are either not described in it at all or only mentioned briefly; if you require more information you should read the complete manual.


pugixml is available to anybody free of charge, under the terms of the MIT license.

This means that you can freely use pugixml in your applications, both open-source and proprietary. If you use pugixml in a product, it is sufficient to add an acknowledgment like this to the product distribution:
This software is based on pugixml library (
pugixml is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Arseny Kapoulkine.


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