XML/HTML parser for Swift
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XML is a Swift libxml2 wrapper for parsing XML/HTML.


  • Build XML/HTML Tree and Navigate
  • XPath Query Supported
  • Comprehensive Unit Test Coverage
  • CSS Selector (on going)


  • Init with String:
let xmlString = "<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?><note><to>Tove</to><from>Jani</from><heading>Reminder</heading><body>Don't forget me this weekend!</body></note>"
let xmlDoc = XMLDocument(xmlString: xmlString)
let bodyNode = xmlDoc?.rootNode?.firstChildWithName("body")
print("body: \(bodyNode?.content)") // body: Optional("Don\'t forget me this weekend!")
  • Init with Data:
let file = File(path: "~/Desktop/google.com.html")
let googleIndexData = try? file.read(file.length)
if let googleIndexData = googleIndexData {
	let xmlDoc = XMLDocument(htmlData: googleIndexData)!
	let htmlNode = xmlDoc.rootNode!
	print("html tagName: \(htmlNode.tagName)") // html tagName: Optional("html")
	let aNodes = xmlDoc.xPath("//body//a")
	if let firstANode = aNodes?.first {
		print("first a node tagName: \(firstANode.name)") // first a node tagName: Optional("a")
		let href = firstANode["href"]
		print("first a node href: \(href)") // first a node href: Optional("http://www.google.ca/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi")
} else {
	print("can't read google.com.html")


  • OSX
brew install libxml2
brew link --force libxml2
  • Linux
sudo apt-get install libxml2-dev 
  • Package.swift
import PackageDescription

let package = Package(
    dependencies: [
        .Package(url: "https://github.com/Zewo/XML.git", majorVersion: 0, minor: 10),
  • OSX
swift build
  • Linux
swift build -Xcc -I/usr/include/libxml2 -Xlinker -rpath -Xlinker $(pwd)/.build/debug/


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