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What Was New in oXygen XML Editor 11.1
December 17, 2009
There are changes in:
Author (Visual Editing) Mode
Schema-Aware Editing Mode
The insertion of XML fragments and attributes is checked against the
associated schema. If the XML fragment is not accepted at the caret position,
multiple strategies are employed to determine a better insert position. The
developers can implement other strategies as needed by customizing the oXygenAuthor mode.
Schema-Aware Editing Mode for DITA, DocBook, TEI and XHTML
All the major XML documentation frameworks were enhanced with specific
schema-aware editing support. For instance, when editing a DocBook document the
text inserted directly in a section is wrapped automatically in either a title or
a para element. Typing text between the rows of a table will result in automatic
creation of table row and table cell elements around the inserted text. Pasting a
list item into a section will also create the parent list element and so on. The
same functionality is available for DITA, TEI and XHTML.
Schema-Aware Whitespace Normalization and Serialization
When a document is loaded into the Author mode, the
XML schema information is taken into account to decide whether or not whitespaces
are relevant. For instance, spaces between sibling elements are relevant if the
model of the parent element is mixed, and they are ignorable if the parent element
has an element-only content.
Compact Rendering in Full Tags Mode
A more compact layout is used for the "full-tags" display mode of the
Author mode. This layout is much more ergonomic by placing
multiple XML tags on the same line.
Quick Up/Down Navigation
By enabling the "Quick up/down" in the visual editing mode, the caret
is moved directly between the lines of text without going through intermediate
positions between blocks (the intermediate position can still be reached using the
left/right arrows or with the mouse). For instance, you can move the caret
directly from the title text into the paragraph text, without going through the
intermediate position between them. This is a very helpful feature when reviewing
documents or editing mainly content.
Update Author API
There are additional methods available in the Author API. For example,
you can close an editor, or create an XSLT or XQuery transformer. Schema-aware
editing can be customized for a specific document type by registering an
Integration of the DITA OT 1.5 M24
The DITA Open Toolkit has been updated to the latest version: 1.5
Show Resolved Topics in the DITA Map Editor
Open Map in editor with resolved topics action is available on the
root of the DITA map, when opened in the DITA Maps Manager. This action opens the
map in the editor, with all the referenced topics and maps expanded in-place, thus
displaying a preview of the published result.
XSLT and XQuery
Support for SaxonPE/EE Configuration Files
Starting with version 9.2 Saxon allows setting a configuration file
that specifies all the possible options for the processor. You can specify such a
configuration file for the Saxon processor embedded in oXygen XML Editor.
Visual Editing of the XSLT Documentation
oXygen XML Editor provides rendering and a set of custom actions to
help writing XSLT documentation inside XSLT stylesheets in the visual editing
Support for XQuery for Java (XQJ)
Any XQuery Processor implementing the XQJ API can be configured and
used for XQuery execution in oXygen XML Editor.
Enhanced XProc Scenarios
The XProc transformation scenarios allow you to set options and
parameters (global or for each port).
Dynamic XProc Content Completion Assistant
The Content Completion Assistant offers the available option names of
the built-in steps. When entering a port reference it displays the available port
Better Error Reporting with Calabash
oXygen XML Editor collects the messages Calabash writes to the
standard error and displays them for the user. These provide important information
related to the reported errors. For example, the user can find the reason a
stylesheet compilation failed.
Handling of Error Levels for Schematron Validation
The schema author can control the error level used for Schematron
reports and failed assertions. This can be done using the "role" attribute.
oXygen XML Editor will recognize values (such as info or
information, warn or warning,
error, and fatal) and will set the error level
of the reported messages accordingly.
Additional Information URL for Schematron Messages
If the Schematron schema specifies a URL in the "see" attribute then
oXygen XML Editor will report the in-scope see attribute value as additional
URL information for the reported message. The user will be able to just click in
the message to open that URL. For example, the schema author can specify a URL the
user will be directed to if an assertion fails, that URL can provide details about
what the assertion checks and what are the possible solution to fix the file when
the assertion fails.
Import/Export Validation Scenarios
The XML validation scenarios can be saved to a file and imported in
another oXygen instance.
Format and Indent
The Format and indent was improved significantly to allow oXygen XML
Editor to take advantage of a number of information sources such as the associated
XML Schema or DTD, the XML document itself, the options, and in the case of visual
editing mode, the associated CSS stylesheet.
Schema-Aware XML Format and Indent
The format and indent takes into account schema or DTD information to
determine if an element has text, element only or mixed content. It also looks if
the schema or the DTD defines a default xml:space attribute to know if the
whitespace should be preserved or not.
Mixed Content Elements List
It is possible to specify a list of elements that have mixed content,
thus allowing correct processing of the whitespaces inside those elements in cases
when the instance document does not contain enough information to allow oXygen
XML Editor to detect that the content is mixed.
Control Indenting of Inline Elements
When the "Indent inline elements" option is enabled the XML elements
inside mixed content (inline elements) are indented on a new line if they are
preceded by whitespace only text. If unchecked, the inline elements are placed on
the same line with the surrounding text.
Preserve Empty Lines in the CSS Editor
Empty lines are frequently used to delimit sections in the CSS source.
The editor preserves the empty lines when you pretty-print a CSS file.
XML-Aware Search Filters
A number of XML search options have been added to the Find/Replace
dialog, allowing you to control exactly what parts from the XML document should be
processed (text nodes, attribute values, comments, etc.) This capability is
available when using the find/replace operation over a document loaded in the
Text mode, or when using it over a set of files.
XPath Filter for Find in Files
You can limit the range of the find and replace operations to sections
from the XML documents that are covered by the given XPath expression.
Highlight Searched Terms in the Search Results
The exact search terms are highlighted when shown in the search results
list. This makes it easier to spot the term into the surrounding context.
Availability as a Separate Application
The diff support from oXygen XML Editor is available also as a
separate application or as a component. For more information please see the diff description page
Exclude Filters When Comparing Directories or Archives
You can specify file or directory patterns to exclude resources during
the comparison operation.
Compare by Content
When performing a diff between directories and archives the files can
be compared by timestamp, through a binary comparison. oXygen can also apply
content comparison. This allows you to honor comparison options, such as ignoring
the whitespaces, the namespace prefixes in XML, etc.
Editing and Usability
Tile and Stack Document Windows
The document windows can be easily arranged using the actions from the
Window menu that allow you to tile document windows horizontally/vertically or to
stack them together.
The scrolling feature allows to auto synchronize horizontal and
vertical scrolling for all visible document windows making easy to inspect similar
files when placed side by side. This functionality can be activated from the
Quickly Reopen the Last Closed Editor
The last closed document can be quickly reopened with the "Reopen last
closed editor" action available from the contextual menu of any editor
Restore Caret Position
The last caret position of a file edited in oXygen is restored when
the file is reopened.
Exclude Elements List for Spell Checking
The user can specify a list of simplified XPath expressions that match
the XML elements that will be ignored by the spell checking
Background Color for Elements and Attributes by Prefix
When editing an XML document you can assign background colors to XML
elements and attributes from different namespaces, by associating colors to
prefixes. This option is available in the "Editor / Colors / Elements/Attributes
by prefix" options pane.
Support for KML/KMZ Files
A framework was added to provide document templates, an XML Catalog,
and default schema for KML files. KMZ files are registered in oXygen XML
Editor as archives so they can be easily explored in the Archive browser and the
enclosed files can be edited by oXygen XML Editor directly inside the KMZ
Updated the SVNKit library
The SVNKit library was updated to version 1.3.1.
More Responsive Repository Browsing
Configurable timeout for repository connections and stop non-responsive
repository browsing operations.
File Level Repository Imports
Added support for importing files into a repository.
Support for Replacing Working Copy Resources
Working copy resources can be replaced with their version from the HEAD
or BASE revision.
Better Handling for Obstructed Resources
Operations correctly take into account obstructed
Improved History Support
Show history for resources deleted from the repository but which are
still present in the working copy.