[xquery-talk] [ANN] Xidel 0.9.6 released

Benito van der Zander benito at benibela.de
Sun Nov 20 07:02:00 PST 2016


Xidel is a command line tool to download X/HTML pages or access 
JSON-APIs and extract data from there. It supports XPath 3.0, XQuery 3.0 
+ JSONiq expressions, compatibility modes for older XPath/XQuery 
versions as well as CSS 3 selectors and pattern-matching templates.

The 0.9.6 version

  * disables all extensions on an xquery version declaration unless a
    version code like "3.0-xidel" or "3.0-jsoniq" is used.
  * #!xidel in the first line is ignored, so it can be used for
    executable XQuery scripts.
  * adds a function x:request for HTTP or follow-like requests inside a
    query. It is similar to the EXPath http-client module, but uses a
    map for options rather than an XML element.
  * new functions: x:argc, x:argv, x:integer, x:integer-to-base. Latter
    two can e.g. handle hexadecimal numbers.
  * fixes that entities were not decoded, if --output-encoding was not set
  * improves default encoding settings when converting between Windows
    terminal encoding and utf8 for piped files
  * a new JSON parser with two distinct modes: input formats
    json/json-strict for accepting/rejecting invalid JSON
  * JSON output is prettified.
  * has various fixes, performance improvements and internal restructuring

You can learn more on the homepage here: http://www.videlibri.de/xidel.html


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