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    Version 9.0 - November 2nd, 2007
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What Was New in oXygen XML Editor 10.2

Related Versions:

April 15, 2009

There are changes in:

Content Change Tracking

The support for collaborative editing was improved with the addition of content change tracking to the oXygen 10.2 visual editing mode.

Change Tracking   [read more...]

Change tracking is a way to keep a history of the changes made to a document. When change tracking is enabled, inserted and deleted content is highlighted in the document, allowing you to easily identify the affected regions. Tracked changes can be rendered in callouts (balloons) displayed at the side of the document with connecting lines pointing to the changed content.

Multiple Authors Support   [read more...]

oXygen supports changes from multiple authors, rendering each author's changes with different colors.

Change Management   [read more...]

You can review the changes made by you or other authors and then accept or reject them using actions in the contextual menu, on the toolbar, or from the Review panel.

Visual Editing (Author) Mode

Compact Representation for the Tags-on View

oXygen offers 6 different modes for presenting the element tags, ranging from no tags to full tags with attributes. In version 10.2 the tags are displayed in a compact way allowing the user to see more of his document in the same editing area.

Improved Support for Included Content

The representation of included content (external entities, XInclude, etc.) was updated to label the included content with only a small icon that allows to open the referenced document. The content of the included document is rendered in the including document and can appear both in block and in inline contexts.

Support for CSS Width Properties

oXygen XML Editor version 10.2 provides support for the CSS width properties: min-width, max-width and width. This allows you to specify the width for tables, table columns, paragraphs, images, etc.

CSS Extension Function attributes()

This CSS extension function returns a string containing serialized form of the attributes of the current element and allows you to write a CSS for oXygen XML Author that presents parts of the document as XML code.

Document Frameworks

More Flexible Document to Framework Association

It is possible to use patterns when defining the document type association rules. For example, to detect ant scripts the association rules can specify the root element to be "project" and the files names to match the pattern "build*.xml".

Image Scaling

The default CSS stylesheets for DITA, DocBook and XHTML were updated to use the image width attributes to automatically scale the images to match the specified widths.

Table Width and Column Width Support

The oXygen XML Author API for tables provides support for width management. The default table support for DITA, DocBook and XHTML was updated to take into account the width from the table and column specifications covering both fixed and proportional dimensions.

Visual Table Width Management

oXygen 10.2 allows to visually resize DITA, DocBook and XHTML tables and table columns in the Author mode.

DITA OT 1.4.3

oXygen integrates the latest DITA Open Toolkit, version 1.4.3.

DocBook OLink Support

oXygen allows to easily insert an olink by browsing or searching the olink database.

Added DocBook 4.5 DTDs

The DocBook 4.5 DTDs are available in the DocBook 4 framework.

Additional Frameworks

A Widgets framework provides a default schema for the widget configuration files. A Twitter framework provides a default CSS for rendering Twitter statuses in the Author mode.

Author SDK

Author API Extension: CSS Styles Filter

Developers can change the styles of the XML elements displayed in the Author mode dynamically by registering a styles filter implementation.

Author API Extension: Content Completion Filter

Developers can change the list of content completion proposals by registering a content completion filter implementation.

Document Listener Methods

Developers can register listeners for receiving notifications about the content to be inserted and deleted. The document changes can be accepted or rejected.

XML Schema

Improved Design of the XML Schema Diagram

The components from the XML Schema diagram gain in visibility by using different colors and shapes for each component type. The symbols for the compositors (sequence, choice, all) and the occurrence labels are more compact and layout-friendly. The connection lines are thickened when linked to a required component. There are also many other changes that make the diagram more ergonomic.

Search and Refactoring Actions Available from the XML Schema Diagram

The powerful search and rename components actions can be triggered from the XML Schema diagram and from the Outline view. The scope of these actions can be set to the entire project or to a list of files and directories.

Editing Improvements in the XML Schema Diagram

There are a number of improvements in the editing support for the XML schemas, including in-diagram editing for attributes, in-place editing for all/sequence/choice, and a number of additional drag-and-drop actions (dropping a type on an element to set the element type, on a complex type to set the base type, etc.)

Hierarchy/Dependencies View for XML Schema Import/Include Links

The relationship between schemas can be visualized and understood with the help of the Hierarchy/Dependencies view.

Author Mode for XML Schema

The Author mode is available on the XML Schema editor allowing to edit the annotations visually and presenting a really nice and compact view of the XML Schema, with support for links on included/imported schemas. Embedded Schematron rules can be rendered using the alternate CSS stylesheet for XML Schema plus Schematron.

XML Schema Documentation

Component Level Chunking

The XHTML output of the XML Schema documentation can be generated in chunks, one file for each XML Schema component. This is useful when generating documentation for large schemas when a split based on namespace or schema file that were previously available is not enough to get files of reasonable size for the documentation output.

Relax NG, Schematron, and NVDL

Hierarchy/Dependencies View for Relax NG Import/External Ref Links

The relationship between Relax NG schemas can be visualized and understood with the help of the Hierarchy/Dependencies view.

Author Mode for Relax NG

The Author mode is available in the Relax NG schema editor presenting the schema very similar with the Relax NG compact syntax. The imported schemas and external references are presented with links enabling an easier navigation to those schemas. Embedded Schematron rules can be rendered using the alternate CSS stylesheet for Relax NG plus Schematron.

Author Mode for Schematron

The Author mode is available in the Schematron editor presenting the Schematron and ISO Schematron schemas in a nice visual rendering.

Author Mode for NVDL

The Author mode is available in the NVDL scripts editor presenting them in a compact and easy to understand representation.

XSLT and XQuery

Hierarchy/Dependencies View for XSLT Import/Include Links

The relationship between XSLT stylesheets can be visualized and understood with the help of the Hierarchy/Dependencies view.

Sequence View for Presenting XQuery Transformation Results

The Sequence view for XQuery output allows to browse and identify each of the sequence members. It takes advantage of the lazy evaluation support implemented by some XML databases to fetch the results on demand.

XSLT and XQuery Content Completion Assistant for Saxon Extensions

Saxon specific functions are proposed by the Content Completion Assistant for XSLT and XQuery when the extensions namespace is declared. The functions are presented together with their documentation so the developer gets instant help.

Author Mode for XSLT

The Author mode is available in the XSLT editor. This enables the possibility to provide different views on the XSLT stylesheets.

General and Usability Features

Contextual Actions of the Archive Browser View to Preview Images and SVG Files

oXygen allows working with ZIP based formats (OOXML, ODF, Widgets, etc.) by presenting their content in an Archive browser and editing their resources as normal files. It is also possible to see the images and to render the SVG files from the Archive Browser view.

More Information in the Elements View

The Elements view shows also the other elements that can appear inside the current element but not at the current position.

Better Accessibility for Dialog Boxes

oXygen computes automatically and sets mnemonics on all the dialog boxes actions so you can use ALT+letter to invoke them.

Filter for the "Menu Shortcut Keys" Options

All of the oXygen actions can be invoked through shortcuts defined in the Options->Menu Shortcut keys preferences page. The filter allows to quickly locate an action to define a shortcut for it.

Support for Read-Only Files

A lock decoration appears in the editor tab for read-only files and the content cannot be changed. The read-only status appears also in the Properties view.

More Editor Variables

An editor variable is available representing the path separator, ${ps}, that allows creating portable command lines for external tools. The editor variable for oXygen home folder, ${oxygenInstallDir}, is available in the context of configuring an external FO processor.

Component Updates

Saxon SA

oXygen includes the latest Saxon-SA, version

Oracle Berkeley DB XML

Support for the latest Oracle Berkeley DB XML, version 2.4.16.

Documentum xDB

oXygen now supports Documentum xDB (formerly X-Hive/DB) 8.1.3.


oXygen integrates the latest NekoHTML, version 1.9.11 for converting HTML to XHTML.