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4.1.2.3 VOTable

When a table is saved to VOTable format, a document conforming to the VOTable specification containing a single TABLE element within a single RESOURCE element is written. The version of the VOTable specification according to which the output is written can be controlled using the votable.version system property.

There are a number of variants which determine the form in which the table data (DATA element) is written:

votable-tabledata
TABLEDATA element (pure XML)
votable-binary-inline
BINARY element containing base64-encoded data within the document
votable-fits-href
FITS element containing a reference to an external newly-written FITS file (with a name derived from that of the VOTable document)
votable-binary-href
BINARY element containing a reference to an external newly-written binary file (with a name derived from that of the VOTable document)
votable-fits-inline
FITS element containing base64-encoded data within the document
See the VOTable specification for more explanation of what these variants mean. They can all be read by the VOTable input handler.

If VOTable 1.3 output is in force, the *-binary-* options will be replaced by *-binary2-*.


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TOPCAT - Tool for OPerations on Catalogues And Tables
Starlink User Note253
TOPCAT web page: http://www.starlink.ac.uk/topcat/
Author email: m.b.taylor@bristol.ac.uk
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