Module Library

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Beside the standard XQuery Functions, BaseX offers additional function modules, which are listed in the following table. All modules are statically bound, which means that they need not (but may) be explicitly declared in the query prolog.

Module Description Prefix Namespace URI
Cryptography Cryptographic functions, based on the EXPath Cryptograhic module. crypto http://expath.org/ns/crypto
Database Functions for accessing and updating databases. db http://basex.org/modules/db
File File handling, based on the latest draft of the EXPath File module. file http://expath.org/ns/file
Full-Text Functions for performing full-text operations. ft http://basex.org/modules/ft
HTTP Sending HTTP requests, based on the EXPath HTTP module. http http://expath.org/ns/http-client
Higher-Order Additional higher-order functions that are not in the standard libraries. hof http://basex.org/modules/hof
Index Functions for requesting details on database indexes. Version 7.1 index http://basex.org/modules/index
JSON Parsing and serializing JSON documents. json http://basex.org/modules/json
Map Functions for handling maps (key/value pairs). map http://www.w3.org/2005/xpath-functions/map
Math Mathematical operations, extending the W3C Working Draft. math http://www.w3.org/2005/xpath-functions/math
Repository Installing, deleting and listing packages. Version 7.1 repo http://basex.org/modules/repo
SQL JDBC bridge to access relational databases. sql http://basex.org/modules/sql
Utility Utility functions, used for data conversions, profiling and dynamic evaluation. util http://basex.org/modules/util
XSLT Stylesheet transformations, based on Java’s and Saxon’s XSLT processor. xslt http://basex.org/modules/xslt
ZIP ZIP functionality, based on the EXPath ZIP module. zip http://expath.org/ns/zip