BaseX 8.4: The XMLPrague 2016 Edition

08.02.2016 17:29

Dear all,

Aligned with the XML Prague 2016 Conference, we are more than happy to provide you with a great new version of BaseX, your XML database system and XQuery processor! These are the new features:


 • Project View: all modules of the project are now parsed in the background
 • Create Database, Properties: access to advanced database options
 • Sort Dialog: order by column positions and locale collation


 • New Token Index: speedy token lookups in DITA and HTML documents
 • Including full support for incremental and main-memory databases
 • XQuery optimizations for fn:contains-token, fn:tokenize, fn:idref


 • Cancel server-side queries via %rest:single annotation
 • DBA query editor: faster querying, better responsivity


 • Database Module: ADDCACHE support (caching of large results)
 • Direct output of binary data with new 'basex' serialization method
 • Better XQuery 3.1 compliance: string constructors, new functions
 • Java bindings: address Java functions with specific types
 • User Module: create users and grant permissions in one step


 • Many Wiki articles have been revised and updated

A big thank you to our sponsors, which made some new features possible and available to everyone, and a special shout-out to Jens Erat, who realized the new token index!

Visit basex.org to find the latest release.

We are looking forward to your feedback,


BaseX Team