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:

** GUI**

  • 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



  • 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 to find the latest release.

We are looking forward to your feedback,


BaseX Team

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