The VOTable handler,
can write VOTables in a variety of flavours
(see Section 7.2). In all cases, a
will write a well-formed VOTable document with a single RESOURCE element
holding one or more TABLE elements. The different output formats
(TABLEDATA/FITS/BINARY, inline/href) are determined by configuration
options on the handler instance. The default handler writes to
inline TABLEDATA format.
The href-type formats write a (short) XML file and FITS or binary files with a similar name into the same directory, holding the metadata and bulk data respectively. The reference from the one to the other is a relative URL, so if one is moved, they both should be.
If the default VOTable output version is set to version 1.3 or greater,
then the default options
votable-binary-inline" and "
will be replaced by
votable-binary2-inline" and "
See Section 7.4.4 for more explanation.
For more control over writing VOTables, consult Section 7.4.