Two new serialization methods are introduced,
saxon:hexBinary. These are useful when writing binary output
files such as images. They can be used in conjunction with the
xsl:result-document instruction, using a result tree whose text
nodes contain, in base64 or hexBinary format, the binary data to be output. These serialization methods require Saxon-PE or higher.
The existing serialization method
saxon:xquery is now available only in Saxon-PE or higher.
suppress-indentation serialization parameter (previously available as an extension in the Saxon namespace) is now
A new serialization property
saxon:line-length is introduced.
Its value is an integer, with default value 80. With both the HTML and XML
output methods, attributes are output on a new line if they would otherwise
extend beyond this column position. With the HTML output method, furthermore,
text lines are split at this line length when possible. In previous releases,
the HTML output method attempted to split lines that exceeded 120 characters in
In the XQJ interface, serialization properties are now validated. The XQJ spec is not very clear about how all parameters should
be supplied: follow the conventions of JAXP interfaces such as
Transformer.setOutputProperty(). In particular, the values
for boolean properties should be set to the string "yes" or "no".