I am attempting to set up content negotiation for HTTP requests for various serializations of RDF. I have set up a restxq module file to control the API, started the server, and performed GET requests the the localhost with Accept: headers for the various Content-Types that the restxq file is designed to handle. You can see a simplified version of the file at https://gist.github.com/baskaufs/00f471b905ae9b862677fedf9f047bcb . Everything works according to expectations when I request a single content type using cURL, Chrome Advanced REST Client, etc. However, when I use a browser, I get the error

400 Stopped at C:/Program Files (x86)/BaseX/webapp/restxq.xqm, 6/12: [bxerr:BASX0003] Path "/{$id}" assigned to several functions: C:/Program Files (x86)/BaseX/webapp/restxq.xqm, 6/12 C:/Program Files (x86)/BaseX/webapp/restxq.xqm, 20/12 C:/Program Files (x86)/BaseX/webapp/restxq.xqm, 34/12 C:/Program Files (x86)/BaseX/webapp/restxq.xqm, 48/12

I checked the Accept: request header sent by Chrome and it is


So I tried sending a GET using Advanced Rest Client and the same Accept: header. That produced the same error. I experimented with changing the Accept header and the problem seems to be caused by the "*/*" wildcard in the Accept: header. Any combination I use without */* works, but any combination including it fails. According to what I've read at http://docs.basex.org/wiki/RESTXQ#Content_Negotiation and http://exquery.github.io/exquery/exquery-restxq-specification/restxq-1.0-specification.html (section 5.2.3), the more specific media type should be used to process the request, so it doesn't seem like there should be a problem with the client specifying multiple content types, including */*.

Any advice you can offer would be appreciated. I'm running BaseX 8.5.3 on a 64 bit Windows 10 system.
Steve Baskauf

Steven J. Baskauf, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer
Vanderbilt University Dept. of Biological Sciences

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