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XQuery Development Tools (XQDT) is now part of the Web Tools Project Incubator. Our goal is to get out of the egg (a.k.a graduate).

XQDT provides support of XQuery inside Eclipse. Our goal is to have seamless integration with the Eclipse platform and the existing XQuery engines but also to create a user experience consistent with both XQuery and Eclipse standards.

XQDT provides the following features:

  • Support for XQuery 1.1 (e.g., try-catch, group by, windowing)
  • Support for XQuery Updates and Scripting Extensions (as defined in the public Standard / Working Draft)
  • Syntax highlighting
  • Code completion and code templates
  • Launching and debugging (in progress) XQuery
  • As-you-type validation
  • Semantic checking


The latest released version (XQDT 2.1.1) can be still downloaded from the old xqdt.org website until the migration to the Eclipse infrastructure is complete:


NOTE: Once the migration is complete another versioning policy will be applied. This will make your current installation obsolete and a new installation will be necessary from an eclipse.org hosted update site.


  • User Guide
  • Tutorials

Contributions and Contributing

For those that would like to contribute to XQDT by supplying patches, and enhancements.

Other Resources:

Project Status

Visit our XQDT Development Status Meetings page for more information.