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
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
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
Version 6.0 - May the 22nd, 2005
Version 6.1 - July the 19th, 2005
Version 6.2 - September the 19th, 2005
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
Version 9.0 - November 2nd, 2007
Version 9.1 - December 18, 2007
Version 9.2 - May 9, 2008
Version 9.3 - July 2, 2008
Version 10.0 - October 23, 2008
Version 11.0 - October 9, 2009
Version 12.0 - September 14, 2010
Version 13.0 - August 29th, 2011
Version 14.0 - June 27, 2012
Version 14.1 - October 19, 2012
Version 14.2 - February 13, 2013
Version 15.0 - June 7, 2013
Version 15.1 - October 7, 2013
Version 15.2 - January 22, 2014
Version 16.0 - May 20, 2014
Version 16.1 - October 7, 2014
Version 17.0 - May 5th, 2015
Version 17.1 - October 20, 2015
Version 18.0 - April 21, 2016
What Was New in oXygen XML Editor 3
January the 14th, 2004
This is an automatically synchronized tree-based Outline view. The
document tree structure will be presented as the document is edited. The modified
element will be automatically revealed and selected in the Outline view. Also an
element can be selected in the Text editing mode by clicking on
the corresponding node in the Outline view. It uses a robust parser thus it will
be able to handle not well formed documents properly.
Bookmarks can be easily added, deleted and retrieved so you can rapidly
navigate to the important locations from your documents.
Global Transformation Scenarios
Once defined, a scenario can be re-used for any document. For instance,
you can configure a scenario such as DocBook to PDF and use it to convert any
DocBook document to PDF.
Importing and exporting scenarios make the share of transformation
Experimental XInclude Support
XInclude support can be enabled from the "XML Parser options"
Access to FTP/WebDAV from Transformation Dialog Box
Not only can the edited files now be opened from a remote location but
also the files involved in a transformation scenario.
WebDAV over HTTPS
The remote file editing also adds security, thus, along with FTP and
WebDAV/HTTP support from version 3, WebDAV/HTTPS support is available.
Associate a DTD or a Schema with a Document
The user is assisted by a wizard helping him/her to easily associate a
DTD or a schema file (XML Schema, RelaxNG or NRL schema) with the edited document.
Schema Conversion Support
Although it was possible with previous versions of oXygen to
convert between different types of schemas, this is now very simple. When a file
is edited the user can choose the "Convert to..." action and just select the
target format. A file name for the result schema is automatically suggested and
also the result file can be automatically opened in the editor. Advanced options
allow the user to customize different conversion parameters.
Better Error Reporting Validation
Previously, when the actual element content did not match the model of
the element type, the reported error was on the end tag of the element. oXygen
now also reports an error on the first element that caused the actual content to
not match the model of the element type, thus making it easy to understand and fix
Validation Support Against NRL (Namespace Routing Language) Schemas
XML documents can be easily associated and validated with NRL schemas.
If a NRL schema is selected in the new document wizard it will be automatically
associated with the document. Also the Associate Schema dialog box supports NRL
Support for NRL (Namespace Routing Language) Schemas
New NRL schemas can be created, edited and validated.
Support for JAXP XSLT Processors
Any JAXP compliant XSLT processor can be easily integrated to work from
within oXygen. All you have to do is to place the XSLT processor jar(s) in the
libraries folder and set the javax.xml.transform.TransformerFactory from the
preferences to point to your XSLT processor transformer factory implementation.
Then in the transformation scenarios select JAXP as the XSLT processor.
Thanks to Hiroshi Okugawa oXygen's interface is available also in
Preserve Spaces and Strip Spaces Elements List
It is possible to specify elements for which spaces should be preserved
and elements for which spaces should be stripped. This allows users to
pretty-print documents and have some control over space handling without using
xml:space attribute or CDATA sections. A common use case is the DocBook
programlisting element where the user wants to preserve the spaces and as the
DocBook DTD does not define the xml:space attribute this is possible only if a
CDATA section is used. The programlisting can be added to the preserve spaces
elements list and it will be treated exactly as if an xml:space="preserve"
attribute was added to this element.
More Format and Indent Options
The format and indent action can be configured to maintain the
attributes order or to order them. Also it is possible to configure if the empty
elements should be formatted as <empty/> or as <empty></empty>.
Pretty-Print for Relax NG Compact Schemas
A pretty-print action is available on the RNC editor to nicely format a
Code Completion for RNC Editing
The keywords are offered in the code completion on-request pop-up when
editing RNC files.
Code Completion for DTD Editing
Some keywords are offered in the code completion pop-up when editing
Open File at Cursor Understands External Entities
If the content of a file is included using an external entity reference
then open file at cursor will open the external entity file. This makes the
navigation to the components of the document faster.
Specify a Configuration File for the Bundled Apache FOP
The user can now specify a configuration file for the Apache FOP, thus
being able to use custom fonts for the generated PDF, for instance.
More FOP Options
The output messages of Apache FOP can be displayed in the console if
the user wants to see them. Also the maximum memory that will be used by FOP is
Configure the External Browser
The user can specify what application to be used as external browser.
Split Pages at Line Boundaries When Printing
The documents printed from oXygen will now look better as only
integer number of lines will appear on each page.
Support for More Encodings
oXygen now handles all the Java encodings as XML documents
Maximize Editing Area on Double-Click
The editing area can be expanded on the whole window if a double-click
is issued on the current edited tab. Double-click again to restore the editing
Surround in a Specified Tag
The "surround in" option offers the possible elements according to the
DTD or schema, but now it also allows the user to specify a custom tag.
The licensing mechanism requires just to paste a few lines of text in a
dialog box that appears automatically when the editor starts. This is all, no more
license files and problems where to place them.
Automatically Learn the Document Structure When no Schema or DTD is
The document structure will be used for driving the Content Completion
Assistant when a schema or a DTD is not specified when a document is opened.
Show Components and Frameworks Version
The version of the XML parser, of the XSLT processors, FOP and the
versions of the document frameworks bundled with oXygen is available in the
February the 6th, 2004
The Outline View Shows More Information
The Outline view displays a short text that describes each element from
the tree. The description is composed from the value of the first attribute and
the first words from the text content of the rendered element. The buttons from
the Outline view toolbar allow you to filter out the attribute value, the text or
DocBook XSL Stylesheets 1.64.1
The latest DocBook XSL stylesheets are included.
File Association on Mac OS X
After the first run the editor is set to be the default application for
XML-related files. For more information about resetting the file association
please read the comment from the Info.plist file located into the application
WebDAV Tries to Recover from Non-Fatal HTTP Errors
A retry handler was added for the WebDAV HTTP connections. If a socket
exception occurs when trying to open/save a remote file, then the operation is
retried 2 more times before reporting the error.
Eclipse Plugin Options Redesign
The layouts for the options were changed to make use of the available
space in the dialog box.