The project was started in 2004 and since then has gained a lot of acceptance. Version 2.0 is the most recent release… and eventually its a project representing a near complete rewrite, clean up, optimization, standard compliance and new features in comparison to the old version.
For trivia, it would be interesting to know that its the library that sites such as WordPress.com uses for their
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Check it out…