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You can edit XML Schema components features directly in the diagram, for instance the component name, its type, etc. Valid proposals are offered in the contextual menu allowing you to easily insert new components in the current context.
You can design your schema in the new XML Schema diagram by using drag-and-drop to move, copy or make references.
The Attributes View provides an easy way to edit attributes for all XML Schema components. You can choose valid values from a list or you can specify your own values. If an attribute has an invalid value it will be highlighted in the table so you can easily spot the error and fix it.
Using the Facets View you can easily check the existing facets of the current simple type (including the default facets), edit values or add patterns and enumerations. If a facet has an invalid value it will be highlighted in the table.
When an editing action introduces an error the XML Schema validator signals it by painting in the diagram the border of the component containing the error with red.
It is possible to generate XML Schema documentation in various formats including HTML, PDF and DocBook.
For large XML Schemas a "generate chunks" option is available for the HTML format that will output documentation in multiple files. The documentation includes diagrams representing the models for the XML elements, attributes, types, etc.
The generated documentation includes all the components defined in the imported or included schemas.
The documentation output is carefully designed with a balanced selection of colors and a neat layout.
<oXygen/> XML Editor delivers the best available performance for generating XML schema documentation. Even for the largest XML schemas (thousands of components), <oXygen/> generates the complete documentation within a couple of minutes.
Generate compiled HTML Help from DITA
Resolve links through XML catalogs
[API] Execute XPath from an Author extension
[API] Author extensions can receive document change notifications
Filter components in Outline view
The Outline view for XML Schema presents the XML schema components from the current schema and from the included and imported schemas. All the global components can be sorted by name and grouped by type, location and namespace.
The Outline view for XSLT presents the stylesheet components (templates, functions, variables, parameters, attribute-sets, character-maps) from the currently edited file and from the included and imported stylesheets. The components defined in the other than currently edited stylesheet are grayed-out.
Components can be sorted by name and grouped by type, location and mode.
The outliner presents the list of all components (namespace declarations, variables and functions) from the imported modules together with the components declared in the current file. Components can be sorted by name and grouped by type, location and namespace.
XML Schema editing is made easier as you can insert references to components from other XML Schema files assisted by the content completion assistant. <oXygen/> automatically detects the modified included/imported schemas and adjusts the content completion list of proposals.
The content completion offers XSLT variables, templates, functions and modes not only from the current stylesheet but also from the included or imported ones.
The content completion offers variables and functions not only from the edited file but also from the imported XQuery modules.
For all the supported XML database engines (eXist, MarkLogic, Tiger Logic, Oracle, SQL Server, Documentum xDb (X-Hive/DB), etc..), the content completion displays both the XQuery standard functions and the extension functions available for that engine.
Advanced XSLT and XQuery transformation options
The default validation engine is taken from the associated transformation scenario
Support for PostgreSQL 8.3 database
Updated TigerLogic database support for version 3.1
Updated eXist database support for version 1.3
Updated Saxon SA to version 188.8.131.52
Updated the TEI framework
Updated DocBook Stylesheets
The DocBook stylesheets were updated to version 1.74.3. The syntax highlighting of source code included in DocBook documents is enabled by default for the built in transformations to PDF and HTML.