• 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
    Version 14.2 - February 13, 2013
  • 2013

    Version 15.0 - June 7, 2013
    Version 15.1 - October 7, 2013
    Version 15.2 - January 22, 2014
  • 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
  • 2016

    Version 18.0 - April 21, 2016
    Version 18.1 - October 18, 2016

What Was New in oXygen XML Editor 4

Related Versions:

Version: 4.0

April the 30th, 2004

Debugging Perspective

Provides a special layout when entering in debugging mode to show the source and the stylesheet documents side by side and to show also the results and special debugging views.

Multiple XSLT engine Support for Debugging

Debugging can be done using Saxon 6.5.5 or Xalan 2.5.1 transformation engines

Full Control over the Debugging Process

All debugger capabilities are provided (step into, step over, step out, run, run to cursor, run to end, pause, stop).

Pause the Debugger Execution with Breakpoints

Breakpoints can be set on both XML or XSL documents used in the transformation.

Call Stack Debugger View

The current stack containing both stylesheet and source nodes can be seen at any time during debugging. The advantage of this approach is that the source scope on which a stylesheet instruction is being executed (the last red colored node on the stack) is easily visible.

Trace History Debugger View

Entering and leaving node events are logged and made available in a view to show the history of the processor execution.

XPath Watch Debugger View

XPath expressions are evaluated automatically during debugging. The debugger will update their values dynamically as the processor changes its source context.

Debugger Support for Imported/Included Stylesheets and for XML Entities

Once a node from an XML entity or an imported/included stylesheet is processed by the transformation engine, will open that resource in order to highlight the current node location.

Templates Debugger View

The list with all the templates used during the transformation and their corresponding number of calls are presented in the Templates view. This allows to spot unused templates and also most frequently used templates as they are ordered based on the hits count.

Variables Debugger View

The debugger lists all variables and parameters visible in the current context together with their scope and actual value.

Dynamic Output Generation During Debugging

The output is dynamically presented as it is generated by the transformation process.

Multiple Debugger Output Views

The output can be seen both as text/xml and as rendered XHTML.

DocBook with XInclude Support

A mod file was added in docbook/dtd in the distribution that adds XInclude support to the DocBook DTD. There are also document templates (New from templates action) that allow easy creation of a DocBook document with XInclude support. Also a ready-to-use sample is provided in the samples/docbook directory giving you a head start when working with DocBook and XInclude.

Increased Scenario Re-Use with Editor Variables

The re-use of transformation scenarios increased dramatically by allowing variables in the transformation configuration dialog box. For instance, it is possible to configure a scenario once and use it to convert any DocBook document to a PDF file. Another example is if you have an XML file called test.xml and a stylesheet called test.xsl and you want the output to be test.html (all in the same directory), then you can generically define a transformation scenario using editor variables, specify the XSL (${cfd}/${cfn}.xsl) and the result file (${cfd}/${cfn}.html), and re-use the same scenario to convert sample.xml using the sample.xsl stylesheet into sample.html.

Transformation Scenarios Allow Multiple Stylesheets

It is possible to define complex scenarios that involve more than a single stylesheet, thus a single action can execute multiple XSLT transformations and eventually also a FOP transformation.

Support for XML Stylesheet Processing Instruction

The transformation scenarios dialog box allows to specify to fetch the XSL automatically from the xml-stylesheet processing instruction. If an XML file does not have an associated transformation scenario then a default scenario will be created on the Apply Transformation action configured to use the stylesheet specified by the xml-stylesheet processing instruction.

Full Content Completion Support for the XSLT Target Schema

Presents the elements defined in a target schema (Options/Preferences/Content Completion/XSL) as possible substitutes for xsl:element. Also, these elements will present the possible attributes, and where available, possible attribute values according to the target schema.

Select the XSLT Engine to be Used for XSLT Validation

It is possible to select the XSLT engine to be used for XSLT validation (Saxon, Xalan or the one plugged in through JAXP). Saxon SA is bundled with oXygen so Schema Aware XSLT 2.0 is available out of the box.

Improved Support for Tagging Text

The support for tagging text was improved, the surround in tag action has a keyboard (configurable) shortcut, CTRL+E by default, and offers a combo box with the allowed elements where an element will be selected automatically based on the typed prefix. This together with the surround in last tag action (CTRL+/) can be productively used to markup unstructured text.

Improvement of the Relax NG-Driven Content Completion Assistant

The Content Completion Assistant driven by a Relax NG schema will offer only the elements that can be children of the current element instead of all schema specified elements. In the future the Content Completion Assistant will display only the elements that keep the document valid in that context - as it does for XML Schemas and DTDs.

Automatically Learn Document Structure

If a schema or a DTD is not specified for a document, oXygen will automatically learn its structure and use it to drive the Content Completion Assistant.

Control Cursor Position After Inserting Elements

After inserting elements through the Content Completion Assistant the cursor is positioned differently depending whether the inserted element has attributes or not. Sometimes it is useful to have the cursor always between tags regardless the element attributes. This is possible by enabling the "cursor position between tags" option.

Outline View Improvements

The Outline view used to select and expand automatically the node containing the document change. With version 4.0 the user can select from tree synchronization options for the Outline view selection: the node at cursor position, the node containing the document change or no update. Also on the contextual menu there are available expand and collapse actions.

Smart Home Behavior

When Home key is pressed for the first time on a line the cursor moves at the beginning of the text on that line. When Home is pressed again the cursor moves at the beginning of the line, that is position 0. This behavior is repeated at every Home key pressing.

Open Resources at Cursor (Eclipse only)

Along with Open file at cursor, a new Open resource at cursor action is also provided that looks for fully specified Java classes and opens their source files. This is useful, for instance, when editing/browsing configuration files that contain references to Java classes.

Search/Replace in Files Improvement

The Search/Replace dialog box has a filter that allows the action to be performed only on the selected project files.

Tree Editor Can be Launched as a Separate Application

The Tree Editor can now be launched as a standalone application. It can also be configured to enter in a read-only mode if the user wants to use it only for browsing.

Choosing the Line Separator

When working across operating systems (for instance, sharing a Linux drive to Windows machines and editing the same file from both Windows and Linux) it is possible for different line separator characters to appear. It is also possible to ignore the system default line separator and choose from Unix (\n) and Windows (\r\n) line separators in the Preferences dialog box.

Open in Browser Option on Project Files

To easily view a file in the configured browser a contextual action, Open in browser, was added in the Project view.

Easily Associate New File Types with Editors

When a file with an unknown extension is being opened, a dialog box asking for what editor (XML, XSL, XSD, etc.) should be used appears. It is possible to permanently associate the file extension with the selected editor by just selecting the "associate file type with the editor" option in the same dialog box.

New Plugins

New plugins are available to help text processing: convert text to uppercase, to lowercase, capitalize lines, capitalize the first letter on every selected line, form words to capitalize the first letter of every word and form sentences to capitalize the first letter of the first word in every sentence. All these work on the current editor selection.

Copy Location Option for Project Files

In the Project contextual menu an action has been added: "Copy location". This allows copying the URL of the selected file into clipboard.

Better Presentation for the Result Messages

A tool tip has been added to the Results panel showing the whole message content.

More Font Options

The font used in editors can be configured to enable text anti aliasing and also to make it bold.

Better Support for Adding Files to Project

Adding directories/files to the current project now supports multiple selections. There are also two contextual actions on the editor tabs that allow adding the current edited file and all the edited files to the current project.

Emacs-like Shortcuts

There are some Emacs key bindings that have been added: cut next word - CTRL(META) + D, cut previous word - CTRL + W (only on Mac), cut to end of line - CTRL + K.

Digest Authentication

The editor can work with files located on HTTP servers that use digest authentication.

Changed Content Completion Internals

This is an internal change that is not necessary visible at first but it speeds up the editor and also makes it more robust. The Content Completion Assistant will work even if part of the document before the cursor position is not well formed.

Version: 4.1

June the 10th, 2004

XSLT Debugger in the Eclipse IDE

The Eclipse IDE provides a special layout that shows the source and the stylesheet documents side by side, and also the results and special debugging views (Context, Call Stack , Trace History, XPath Watch, Templates , Variables, etc.) All debugger capabilities are also provided (step into, step over, step out, run, run to cursor, run to end, pause, stop).

Matching Tag Highlight and Navigation

When having the cursor inside a tag name both the start-tag and the end-tag are underlined. The user can move the cursor to the matching tag using an action from the contextual menu or a shortcut.

Support File System Folders in the Project

The user may create linked folders in the project tree. A linked folder has a correspondent in the file system. When browsing the project tree the user will see the file system folders that exist in that folder. An option for refreshing the content is provided in the contextual menu.

Import Remote Folders into the Project

The user may choose to import a folder that exists on a WebDAV or FTP server. The project will have a logical structure similar to the content of the remote folder. The files from all the remote sub-folders are added into the correspondent logical folders.

Improved Search Support

The find operation wraps when searching in the editor. An option to search in the project files has been added to the contextual menu of the project tree.

Learn Attribute Values

With this option enabled, the learn document structure can also learn the values of the attributes and will present them in the Content Completion Assistant pop-up after a learn structure operation.

Handle BOM on Save

For documents with UTF-8 encoding the user can specify if the Byte Order Mark should be written or not or preserved if a BOM was present when the document was loaded.

Close Editor Tabs on Middle Button Click

This is a really handy way of closing the editors.

Improved German Translation

Almost all German messages were changed thanks to Thomas Becker.

Version: 4.2

July the 15th, 2004

Schema Model View

The Model view provides schema-related information for the document elements and attributes. The content model, the element type, the attributes, the attribute type and constraints are presented in a compact manner giving the user an insight in the document schema while editing or browsing the document. XML schema annotations are extracted and presented for both element and attributes thus offering an instant help to the document author.

Content Completion Assistant Shows Schema Documentation

The XML Schema documentation is presented by the content completion support. The Content Completion Assistant offers additional information for the element and attribute proposals. It will look up the schema annotation and will make the documentation available to the author in a simple and elegant manner.

Annotated XML Schemas

To take advantage of the schema documentation support bundles annotated schemas for XSLT stylesheets and XML schemas.

Contrast Control

The contrast control options allow to change the transparency levels for markup or text. With a smart pop-up button located on the toolbar the user can easily change the focus of attention from markup to text and vice versa. For instance, the transparent markup option, combined with locking the tags, can be used for safe and easy text-only editing.

User Control over the Transformation in Progress

After starting a transformation an action becomes enabled, allowing the user to stop that transformation. Therefore, the user is in control and can decide to stop a time consuming transformation at any time.

Improved Search Support

Support for finding all occurrences in a file was made available via the contextual menu and through a configurable shortcut. If no text is selected then the word at cursor will be automatically detected and searched for.

Breakpoint Operations Enhancements

Added support to easily add, toggle or remove breakpoints in the Breakpoints panel.

Allow to Define XSLT Extensions Locations

The XSLT processor's extensions paths can be specified using a system property. Please consult the User Manual for details.

Ready-to-Use JSP 1.2 XML-Editing Support

An additional document template was added to allow creation of JSP 1.2 documents and the samples now have a JSP entry.