Parsing HTML in C by use of LibXML2

When you compile this project don't forget to include the libxml2.dll in the map where you compile or to add it to your project!


It shows the tags their are in for instance an HTML file and the contents of it.. Please be aware that for instance when I show you the HTML tag he puts the whole content of the site in your standard output (console).


 * section: Tree
 * synopsis: Navigates a tree to print element names
 * purpose: Parse a file to a tree, use xmlDocGetRootElement() to
 *          get the root element, then walk the document and print
 *          all the element name in document order.
 * usage: tree1 filename_or_URL
 * test: tree1 test2.xml > tree1.tmp ; diff tree1.tmp tree1.res ; rm tree1.tmp
 * author: Dodji Seketeli
 * copy: see Copyright for the status of this software.
#include <stdio.h>
#include <libxml/parser.h>
#include <libxml/tree.h>


 *To compile this file using gcc you can type
 *gcc `xml2-config --cflags --libs` -o xmlexample libxml2-example.c

 * print_element_names:
 * @a_node: the initial xml node to consider.
 * Prints the names of the all the xml elements
 * that are siblings or children of a given xml node.
static void print_element_names(xmlNode * a_node)
    xmlNode *cur_node = NULL;
    xmlChar *fieldContent;

    for (cur_node = a_node; cur_node; cur_node = cur_node->next) {
       if (cur_node->type == XML_ELEMENT_NODE) {
        printf("Tagname: %s ttTagcontent: %sn", cur_node->name,fieldContent);

 * Simple example to parse a file called "file.xml",
 * walk down the DOM, and print the name of the
 * xml elements nodes.
int main(int argc, char **argv)
    xmlDoc *doc = NULL;
    xmlNode *root_element = NULL;

    if (argc != 2)

     * this initialize the library and check potential ABI mismatches
     * between the version it was compiled for and the actual shared
     * library used.

    /*parse the file and get the DOM */
    doc = xmlReadFile(argv[1], NULL, 0);

    if (doc == NULL) {
        printf("error: could not parse file %sn", argv[1]);

    /*Get the root element node */
    root_element = xmlDocGetRootElement(doc);


    /*free the document */

     *Free the global variables that may
     *have been allocated by the parser.

    return 0;
int main(void) {
    fprintf(stderr, "Tree support not compiled inn");

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