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It is said here http://www.joomlawebserver.com/booklibrary/booklibrary-1.0.x-free-manuals/19.-php5-extensions-for-booklibrary.html

PHP5 includes the XSL extension by default and it can be enabled by adding the argument --with-xsl[=DIR] to your configure line. DIR is the libxslt installation directory.

But I don't understand what configure line is about (is it php.ini ?)

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why not do XSL the typical way by just adding a include in the HEAD section of HTML? –  djangofan Dec 4 '09 at 21:54
I'm following a tut on symfony and it requires that I do so. –  asksuperuser Dec 5 '09 at 11:43

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It needs to be compiled in when PHP5 is compiled, but it probably is. Adobe has a good article on enabling it (which doesn't apply if you're using a hosted account) and testing for it here: Configuring and Testing PHP Servers for XSL Support as part of their Dreamweaver support

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+1 because this covers most of the install methods. For linux you should try apt-get install libxml libxslt or yum install libxml libxslt which is easier than the compile from source method mentioned by Adobe. –  ricbax Dec 4 '09 at 21:53
The Adobe link is broken now :-( –  Dominic Sayers Mar 10 '11 at 18:07

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