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    Version 1.1.8 - June the 5th, 2002
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    Version 1.2 - June the 27th, 2002
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What was new in oXygen XML Editor 5.0

Related Versions: 5.05.1

Version: 5.0

October the 15th, 2004

XSLT 2.0 Editor and Debugger

oXygen provides complete XSLT 2.0 support including editing, validating and debugging XSLT 2.0 stylesheets as well as transforming XML documents using XSLT 2.0 stylesheets. Editing XSLT 2.0 stylesheets with oXygen is easy because each presented XSLT 2.0 element or attribute in the Content Completion Assistant is accompanied by a short documentation. The XSLT 2.0 debugger has all the debugging features including mapping from the transformation output result to the document and stylesheet locations that produced that output. Both Saxon 8.1B and Saxon 8.1SA are supported for validation and transformations.

Mapping from the output result to stylesheet and source locations

This answers the question: What part of the stylesheet generated this output and what was the current selected node in the source? Just click on the output and the corresponding stylesheet and document locations will be highlighted. This feature is available for Xalan 2.5.1, Saxon 6.5.5 (for XSLT 1.0) and Saxon 8.1B (for XSLT 2.0) in the XSLT Debugger perspective.

XPath 2.0 evaluator

The XPath 1.0 support was enhanced to allow evaluation of XPath 2.0 expressions.

XQuery 1.0 Editor

The XQuery Editor provides syntax coloring and content completion assistance for XQuery keywords, functions and operators. It features validation and transformation support. The transformations can be configured using transformation scenarios similar with the ones for XSLT.

Dynamic Content Completion Support for XSLT Editing

oXygen will detect information previously entered in the stylesheet document and will use that for offering content completion assistance. For instance, it will detect current template/@mode values and will offer them when a new template/@mode attribute is added.

WSDL Editor and SOAP Analyzer

With oXygen 5.0 you can edit, validate and test WSDL documents. While editing the Web-Services descriptors you can check their conformance to the WSDL and SOAP schema. After defining the descriptor you can check it to see if the defined messages are accepted by the Web Services server. oXygen is providing two ways of testing, one for the currently edited WSDL file and other for the remote WSDL files that are published on a web server. The editor will generate the skeleton for the request. You can edit the request, eventually attach files to it and send it to the server then watch the server response in the response area.

Support for DTD comments as annotations

oXygen XML Editor supports DTD comments as annotations together with XML Schema annotations. oXygen will extract either all the comments before an element declaration or comments labeled with "doc:" and use that as documentation in the Model view and in the pop-up next to the content completion proposals.

Annotated DTDs

The DTDs for DocBook, XHTML and Formatting Objects from the distribution kit contain annotations for elements allowing instant help when editing.

Latest DocBook DTD and stylesheets

oXygen XML Editor now includes support for the latest version of DocBook DTD and stylesheets. It also bundles DocBook DTD 4.3 and DocBook XSL 1.62.1.

Default scenarios for DocBook and TEI

DocBook and TEI documents can be converted to HTML and PDF without the need to configure anything, just select the corresponding scenario from the default scenarios: DocBook HTML, DocBook PDF, TEI HTML and TEI PDF.

SVG Viewer

oXygen XML Editor adds SVG support by using the Batik package. You may use the Standalone SVG viewer to browse and open any SVG file. The Preview Result Pane can render the result of an XSL transformation that generates SVG documents.

XML refactoring - rename element

The rename element action offers the possibility of renaming the current element, the current element and the siblings that have the same name with the current element or all the elements in the document that have the same name with the current element.

XML refactoring - split element

Split element action has the result of splitting the content of the current element at caret position in two identical elements.

XML refactoring - join elements

Join elements is the opposite of the split element action. It combines the content of two identical elements into one element.

Project enhancements

The project panel supports drag-and-drop editing, this means that the project tree can be customised very easily using the mouse only. Actions have been added for refreshing the project and linked folders, opening the selected files with the system application and deleting the files/folders.

Batch validate with external schema

The project selected files can be validated against a specified schema W3C or Relax NG schema.

Generate Element Content on Content Completion Proposals

The generation of element content has been relaxed to allow generation of optional content and to follow first choice models options.

Enhanced Support for XSD-driven Content Completion Assistance

The Content Completion Assistant handles list and union type values and presents the annotation documentation for the selected value in a pop-up next to the Content Completion Assistant.

Enhanced Support for Relax NG-driven Content Completion Assistant

The Content Completion Assistant now handles anyName and nsName models, and it is much faster than in previous versions.

Dynamic Content Completion Support for XML Schema Editing

oXygen will detect information previously entered in the schema document and will use that for offering content completion assistance. This covers all the schema components such as element names, type names, notation names and group names. Also the Content Completion Assistant presents the built-in schema types.

Present root element annotations on the new XML dialog

When creating a new XML document based on an XML Schema or on a DTD the annotation for the selected root element will be presented.

Editor variables in the parameter values for transformations

Editor variables can be used to specify the XSLT parameters values. Supported variables are: ${home} - user home folder, ${cfd} - current file directory, ${cfdu} - current file directory URL and ${cfn} - current file name.

External tools editor variables for debugger selected files

When configuring external tools two additional variables are available: ${dbgXML} and ${dbgXSL} that will be resolved to the current selected files in the XSLT Debugger perspective as XML and XSLT sources respectively.

XPath evaluation on XSLT documents

By default when editing an XSLT stylesheet the XPath expressions are applied on the XML document configured in the current selected transformation scenario. It is now possible to specify that the XPath expressions should be applied on the XSLT documents themselves to allow XPath searches.

CSS Editor

oXygen offers a CSS editor with support for syntax coloring, formatting and validation.

JavaScript Editor

oXygen offers a JavaScript editor with support for syntax coloring.

Highlight the current line

While editing the line where the cursor is located is highlighted. The color of the highlighted line can be customised from the Preferences dialog.


Version: 5.1

January the 18th, 2005

Better Relax NG support

The Model view has support for Relax NG. When editing a document with an associated Relax NG schema the Model view will present the current element name, namespace, model (part of the current pattern) and also information about the element attributes. The Content Completion Assistant based on a Relax NG schema was reimplemented to offer support similar with the one based on XML Schema or DTD. The Content Completion Assistant offers context-sensitive proposals and also handles attribute values.

Support for XSLTProc and MSXML XSLT transformers

oXygen XSLT Editor can perform XSLT transformations using MSXML 3.0/4.0/.NET and XSLTProc transformers. Usually on the Windows platform any Microsoft Office application installs the MSXML 3.0 or 4.0 package. The oXygen installation kit includes adapters for these transformers.

XSLTProc is part of libxslt (the XSLT C library for GNOME) and is packaged in the Windows, Mac OS X and Linux standalone oXygen distributions. In case you want to use it from the Eclipse plugin, you have to copy the executable files into the plugin directory.

Scenario Based XSLT Debugging Session

oXygen has a powerful transformation support based on reusable scenarios. The same scenarios can be used for debugging. The XSLT Debugger will be initialized with the information from the scenario (source or stylesheet location, XSLT processor, transformation parameters) when the Debug scenario action is executed. This allows to easily manage and trigger different debugging sessions.

Save the Debug Trace

It is possible to save the element trace obtained from a debug session as XML. This permits comparing different debug runs.

Alternative Content Completion Assistance Behavior

If CTRL+ENTER is used instead of ENTER to trigger the insertion of a content completion proposal oXygen will process it in an alternative way. This is currently defined for elements and will cause a block indent to appear between the start tag and the end tag and the caret will be positioned on the new indented line between the tags.

Project improvements

A file from project can be directed into one of the available oXygen tools: SVG viewer, Schema documentation, Generate/Convert Schema or WSDL Analyzer using an option from the contextual menu.

Updated the TEI framework

oXygen is shipped with an updated version of the TEI P4 DTDs and XSL stylesheets thanks to Syd Bauman.

File properties dialog

Information about the current file can be retrieved using the File / Properties action. It includes the schema file used for the Content Completion Assistant, the file encoding, the indent properties and so on.

Saves all the modified files before a transformation or a validation

To make sure that a transformation or a validation action peaks all the changes made in the editor one can turn on this option and thus all the edited files will be saved before the action is applied.

Better undo support

Complex operations, such as Replace All and Indent Selection, are properly handled by the undo action (a single undo will revert the document to the state before that operation).

Relax NG validate action handles ID references

By default the parser used to check the validity of XML files using Relax NG schemas was ignoring the ID references. The validate action will now correctly handle the ID values.

Fixed the bidirectional editing support

There was a problem displaying the selection and the caret when editing documents that had mixed text of different orientations: left to right, such as in English and right to left such as in Hebrew or Arabic languages.


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