• 2002

    Version 1.0 - April the 15th, 2002
    Version 1.1 - May the 15th, 2002
    Version 1.1.5 - May the 20th, 2002
    Version 1.1.6 - May the 24th, 2002
    Version 1.1.7 - May the 27th, 2002
    Version 1.1.8 - June the 5th, 2002
    Version 1.1.9 - June the 15th, 2002
    Version 1.2 - June the 27th, 2002
    Version 1.2.1 - September the 27th, 2002
    Version 1.2.2 - October the 22nd, 2002
    Version 1.2.3 - November the 27th, 2002
    Version 1.2.4 - December the 17th, 2002
  • 2003

    Version 2.0 - April the 2nd, 2003
    Version 2.0.1 - May the 15th, 2003
    Version 2.0.2 - June the 9th, 2003
    Version 2.0.3 - August the 14th, 2003
    Version 2.0.4 - September the 19th, 2003
  • 2004

    Version 3.0 - January the 14th, 2004
    Version 3.1 - February the 6th, 2004
    Version 4.0 - April the 30th, 2004
    Version 4.1 - June the 10th, 2004
    Version 4.2 - July the 15th, 2004
    Version 5.0 - October the 15th, 2004
    Version 5.1 - January the 18th, 2005
  • 2005

    Version 6.0 - May the 22nd, 2005
    Version 6.1 - July the 19th, 2005
    Version 6.2 - September the 19th, 2005
  • 2006

    Version 7.0 - January the 13th, 2006
    Version 7.1 - March the 2nd, 2006
    Version 7.2 - June the 6th, 2006
    Version 8.0 - November 20th, 2006
    Version 8.1 - January 25th, 2007
    Version 8.2 - May 7th, 2007
  • 2007

    Version 9.0 - November 2nd, 2007
    Version 9.1 - December 18, 2007
    Version 9.2 - May 9, 2008
    Version 9.3 - July 2, 2008
  • 2008

    Version 10.0 - October 23, 2008
  • 2009

    Version 11.0 - October 9, 2009
    Version 11.1 - December 17, 2009
  • 2010

    Version 11.2 - March 16, 2010
    Version 12.0 - September 14, 2010
  • 2011

    Version 12.1 - January 12, 2011
    Version 12.2 - May 19, 2011
    Version 13.0 - August 29th, 2011
    Version 13.1 - October 26th, 2011
  • 2012

    Version 13.2 - January 12th, 2012
    Version 14.0 - June 27, 2012
    Version 14.1 - October 19, 2012
  • 2013

    Version 14.2 - February 13, 2013
    Version 15.0 - June 7, 2013
    Version 15.1 - October 7, 2013
  • 2014

    Version 15.2 - January 22, 2014
    Version 16.0 - May 20, 2014
    Version 16.1 - October 7, 2014

What was new in oXygen XML Editor 1

Related Versions:

Version: 1.0

April the 15th, 2002

Support for XML, XSL, TXT and DTD documents.

Syntax highlight. Element names, comments are displayed with different colors.

This is done at the time the user types in the text. The color palette is changed when the user edits DTD or XML/XSL.

Content Completion Assistant.

At the time the user types in an element name, the editor will display a list from which the user can choose one of the elements that are can be inserted in that section of the document. Examining the DTD and the context of the parent node does this. This is extended for the attributes names. In the case the document represents a XSL, then the list contains all the elements from the XSL namespace.


If the user types in an element name, then the editor will automatically insert the end tag.

XPath console to query XML content.


The editor can organize the XML source as a tree.

Apply style sheet on a selected XML and display result both as text and as HTML.

Learn document structure and offer auto complete and Content Completion Assistance even if there is no DTD.

Check for Valid and "Well-Formed" XML Content.

Error reporting with line number information (where available).

Multiple document interface (MDI).

Word wrap.

Help available.

Available languages: English, French, German, Italian and Romanian.

All the usual editor capabilities (cut, copy, paste, find, replace, window management).

Version: 1.1

May the 15th, 2002

Customization panel.

The user can choose the colors/styles he/she wants for the syntax highlight at the XML token level. All editor options will be modified from a centralized frame.

Print of the editor views, and the possibility of printing results.

Improved syntax highlight.

XSL output window associated to an XML document.

This allows the user to see the result of applying a stylesheet over the document when editing, as he/she types.

The Possibility of Generating a DTD or XML Schema File Describing the Structure of an XML Document Without DOCTYPE or Schema

Project panel.

Allows the user to organize the project as a tree of URLs.

Content Completion Assistance Over the XML Documents Validated Using XML Schema

Improving validation of XML Schema (In 1.0 it is done by validating the XML Schema against a DTD).

Large documents support.

Version: 1.1.5

May the 20th, 2002

XHTML support

You can use the copy.xsl stylesheet to view an XHTML document in the HTML result panel.

Support for choosing the editor font

Useful for editing documents with special characters (e.g. Japanese).

Unicode support.

Version: 1.1.6

May the 24th, 2002

DTD Validation support.

Associate extensions with (Windows only).

Make last visited directory persistent between different runs.

Version: 1.1.7

May the 27th, 2002

Handle unknown encodings.

Add configuration options for Pretty-Print.

Add Print Results item in the File menu.

Version: 1.1.8

June the 5th, 2002

Fix some content completion problems.

Version: 1.1.9

June the 15th, 2002

The checks for valid and well formed documents and the apply stylesheet operations run on a different thread so that the GUI remains usable.

Acknowledgements of the above operations are replaced with notifications in status bar to avoid interruptions.

Schema-driven Content Completion Assistance is Improved to Offer Attribute Values in Enumeration, Default Values, and to Handle Multiple Namespaces

Registration form in application

You can now get your license by submitting information directly from the editor.

Improved GUI.

Handle properly document URLs containing spaces.

Add printing scale factor.

Version: 1.2

June the 27th, 2002

The editor can be used as an applet.

Corporations can use it to reduce the overhead of installing and upgrading the editor on a large number of workstation.


The editor has built-in support for Formatting Objects processing. Allows generation of the PDF, PS, TXT, from the result of an XSLT or directly from a FO file. One or more supplementary external FO processors can be specified.

Makes persistent the XML transformation settings for the edited file.

For example, you can choose the stylesheet to be applied over an edited XML file and the next time you will edit it, the editor will use the specified stylesheet.

Easily transform text content into an XML document, by using the "enclose in" option in the context menu.

This is similar to the Content Completion Assistant mechanism, and is accessible on the right-click pop-up menu after selecting some text.

Projects are Easier to use.

The editor will load automatically the last project.

Version: 1.2.1

September the 27th, 2002

XPath support was improved.

The result list of nodes is presented in a tab located at the bottom of the editor. When the user clicks on an item from the list, the text section corresponding to the selected node will be highlighted. Double-clicking or pressing ENTER over the selection will move the cursor at the beginning of the highlight.

Schema-Driven Content Completion Assistance Follows Closely the Schema Structure

Only the valid elements in a given context are presented by the Content Completion Assistant, instead of all possible elements in a given context. For instance, if a given element has a sequence formed by "a", "b", and "c", the Content Completion Assistant will offer only element "a" immediately after the given element. Previously, all three elements were offered.

Mac OS X support.

We addressed some of the specific problems on Mac OS X, the most important being the empty dialogs that used to appear for some of the options.

No more interference from Java extensions.

We use our custom class loader to load the application classes so there will not be problems anymore with extensions loaded instead of the application jars.

Version: 1.2.2

October the 22nd, 2002

XML Schema Content Completion Improvements.

It is possible to make the tags read-only, thus only the text content of the document can be edited.

There can be specified parameters for the XSL transformation and is possible to append a header and a footer to the XSL transformation result.

The pretty-print operation keeps the cursor in the same location as before. In the last release, after the operation completed, the cursor was moved to the first line.

Better undo/redo mechanism.

Changed the Copy/Paste to support large data sections.

Proxy configuration. It allows editing of documents with DTD or schemas located on other sites, when you do not have a direct connection to the Internet.

Specific to Mac OS X:

Fixed a bug concerning the use of the contextual menu for Copy, Paste, or "Enclose in". Fixed a bug that made printing on Mac OS X impossible.

Fixed a bug concerning the use of the contextual menu for Copy, Paste, or "Enclose in".

Fixed a bug that made printing on Mac OS X impossible.

Files are now opened using the standard File / Open dialog.

Version: 1.2.3

November the 27th, 2002

Search in path support.

Find support for regular expressions.

Open documents when clicking in Result Pane on an item that refers to a document not currently opened.

Content Completion Assistance on Request Using CTRL+SPACE on a Partial Element or Attribute Name.

Detect file changes outside the editor.

Comment and CDATA in the Content Completion list.

Add automatically the DOCTYPE declaration for "Learn and Save" operation.

Remember the dimension and the position of the editor window between runs.

Escape the selection

Remove from project the files that no longer exist.

Print with colors.

Other fixes and enhancements related to the interface.

Version: 1.2.4

December the 17th, 2002

Auto-completion of closing tags.

Smart indenting.

XPath supports both location paths and expressions.

Support for both tab and spaces for formatting.

Add a directory to project.

Improved error reporting for XSLT transformations.

The Content Completion Assistant on XSL document also proposes the resulting document tags as substitutes for xsl:element.

Improved Graphics for the Interface.

GUI updates.

Converter plugin.

Open files associated with a project.

Enhance search in file with regexp and replace support.

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