• 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
  • 2010

    Version 12.0 - September 14, 2010
  • 2011

    Version 13.0 - August 29th, 2011
  • 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
  • 2015

    Version 17.0 - May 5th, 2015
    Version 17.1 - October 20, 2015

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, and 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 can be inserted in that section of the document. This is done by examining the DTD and the context of the parent node. It is extended for the attribute names. In the case where the document represents an XSL, the list contains all the elements from the XSL namespace.

End-Tag Auto-Completion

If the user types in an element name, 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 Stylesheet on a Selected XML and Display Result as both Text and 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

Multiple Document Interface (MDI)

Word Wrap

Help Available

Available Languages: English, French, German, 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 they want for the syntax highlight at the XML token level. All editor options will be modified from a centralized frame.

Print from 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 they type.

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 (Done in 1.0 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

This is 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)

Make Last Visited Directory Persistent Between Different Runs

Version: 1.1.7

May the 27th, 2002

Handle Unknown Encodings

Added Configuration Options for Pretty-Print

Added Print Results Item in the File Menu

Version: 1.1.8

June the 5th, 2002

Fixed Some Content Completion Problems

Version: 1.1.9

June the 15th, 2002

Checks for Valid and Well-Formed Documents and the Apply Stylesheet Operations Run on a Different Thread (thus, the GUI remains usable)

Acknowledgements of 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 Application

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

Improved GUI

Proper Handling of Document URL that Contain 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 and allows the generation of PDF, PS, or 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 Contextual Menu

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

Projects are Easier to Use

The editor will automatically load the last project.

Version: 1.2.1

September the 27th, 2002

XPath Support Was Improved

The result list of nodes is displayed 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 to 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 was that empty dialogs 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, thus eliminating problems with extensions being 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 (Only the Text Content of the Document can be Edited)

You Can Specify Parameters for the XSL Transformation and Append a Header/Footer to the XSL Transformation Result

Pretty-Print Operation Keeps the Cursor in the Same Location as Before

Better Undo/Redo Mechanism

Changed the Copy/Paste to Support Large Data Sections

Proxy Configuration Allows Editing of Documents with DTD or Schemas Located on Other Sites When not Connected to the Internet

Specific to Mac OS X

Fixed a bug with regards to the use of the contextual menu for copy, paste, or Enclose in. Fixed a bug that made printing impossible on Mac OS X.

Fixed a Bug in the Contextual Menu for Copy, Paste, and Enclose in

Fixed a Bug that Made Printing Impossible on Mac OS X

Files are 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 References 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

Automatically Add 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 Documents 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

Enhanced Search in File with Regexp and Replace Support