Command line interfaces
If the filename specified in the -o option is in a directory that does not exist, the directory is now created.
A new option
-config:filename is available. This refers to a configuration file in which many
configuration options can be specified. Options specified directly on the command line override corresponding options
in the configuration file. The format of the configuration file is given in The Saxon configuration file.
Configuration files are not currently supported on .NET
Saxon-defined serialization parameters can now be defined on the command line using a lexical QName, for example
!saxon:indent-spaces=3 as an alternative to the Clark-format expanded name.
The command line interface now allows a stylesheet parameter to be supplied as the value
of an XPath expression. For example,
java net.sf.saxon.Transform -xsl:style.xsl ?p=current-dateTime() sets the stylesheet
p to the value of the current date and time (as an instance of
xs:dateTime). The fact that the value
needs to be evaluated as an XPath expression is signalled by the leading "?" before the parameter name. Note that the context for evaluating
the expression includes only the "standard" namespaces, no context item, and no variables.
A new option is available (
-dtd:recover on the command line) to perform DTD validation but treat the error
as non-fatal if it fails.
A new option
-now is available on the command line to set the current date and time (and the implicit
timezone). This is designed for testing, to enable repeatable results to be obtained.