Returns a description of the type and properties of a given archive.
options($archive as xs:base64Binary) ➔ element(arch:options)*
The archive to be read or altered
Links to specifications
Available whether or not support for XPath 3.0 is enabled. Implemented since Saxon 9.6. Requires Saxon-PE or Saxon-EE. Available for Java and C/C++ only (not .NET).
Notes on the Saxon implementation
The specification is not finalised regarding using element and attribute options to control archive manipulation. If you are using XPath 3.0+, then we suggest using the map-based equivalent function arch:options-map(), which is much more likely to be stable.