• 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 6.0

Related Versions:

Version: 6.0

May the 22nd, 2005

Visual Schema Text Editor   [read more...]

oXygen offers a side-by-side presentation of the schema source and diagram. The diagram is synchronized in real time with the source editor. Selecting an element in the diagram highlights the corresponding element in the source editor, while moving the cursor in the source editor changes the selection in the diagram view.

The schema diagram renders all the XML Schema components and allows you to quickly navigate to the referenced definitions (elements, attributes, types, groups, etc.)

Two types of visual diagrams are available for a schema:

The Visual Schema Editor is integrated in the oXygen standalone distribution and the Eclipse IDE plugin. It is activated when opening an XSD (XML Schema) file.

oXygen Compare and Merge Tools   [read more...]

oXygen provides a simple means of performing file and folder comparisons. The complete XML diff and merge solution offers directory, file, 3-way, and XML fragment comparisons, six different algorithms, and multiple levels of comparison.

XML Digital Signature and XML Canonicalization   [read more...]

oXygen includes a tool for creating and checking digital signatures for both enveloped and detached signatures. The enveloped signatures are stored in the signed document, while the detached ones are stored in a separate file.

A digital signature is a requirement when exchanging information on an untrusted network. Since XML is used for content storage, it is important to be able to digitally sign the XML files or messages.

It is also possible to transform an XML document into the canonical form, save it, and then use another signing tool if you do not have a certificate that can be converted to the supported formats.

XML Schema Content Completion Assistant Shows Possible Values for xsi:type

The content completion support based on XML Schema determines the type of an element, and all the types that are derived from it, and presents their qualified names (resolved in the current context) as possible values for the xsi:type attribute.

Validate on Save Option

When setting this option (Preferences / Editor / Save / Check for errors) the editor will try to validate the modified documents before they are saved. If the document is invalid you are asked if you want to proceed saving it or if you want to cancel the save operation.

Check for IDREFS Option for Relax NG

The check for IDREFS in Relax NG is now configurable. You can set the parser to take into account the IDs from the document or to ignore them.

The Validation Against RelaxNG Supports XInclude

XInclude can be used to compose large documents validated against RelaxNG schemas.

Check for RelaxNG Valid Documents

oXygen adds an option for checking if documents can become valid according with a Relax NG schema by completing missing markup, that is if it can be transformed in a valid document only by adding elements and attributes without deleting anything.

XPath Proxy/Namespace Mappings

You can define some mappings between proxies and namespaces that will be used by the XPath evaluator.

Obtain the XPath Expression that Selects the Current Element

A Copy XPath contextual action was added to easily get the XPath expression that selects the current element. You can paste it in the XPath evaluator and edit it further.

Improved Find/Replace

An XPath filter has been added to the Find/Replace dialog box. This allows you to perform searches or replacements only in the nodes that are included in the XPath result. It is also possible to change the direction of the search.

Action for Inserting External Entities

For people who use modular DocBook the management of entity references can become very time consuming, especially when the number of XML files is high and even more so when they are managed in a folder structure. oXygen provides a way of selecting the files that represent the external entities and generate a DTD subset declaring the entities.

Conversion Between Characters and Entities

You can convert a section of text to character entities, or convert a section composed of character entities back to text.

Format and Indent the Current Element Action

You can select an element and correct its indentation. This is useful when you do not want to alter the indentation of other elements in the document.

Drag-and-Drop Editing

It is possible to select the text from the editor and then drag it to another location in the document. This is faster than using the cut and paste actions.

Editing History

This is an quick way of navigating to the changes locations in the document and to the areas that were selected. Each time you modify the document or you select some region of it the editor keeps track of that position. The buttons for moving forward and backward through the history are located on the main toolbar.

Integrated the Saxon XSLT and XQuery Processor: Saxon 8.4

oXygen contains the latest version of the Basic Saxon XSLT and XQuery Processor from Saxonica Limited. and it has ready-to-use support for the Schema Aware version.

Updated DocBook Framework

oXygen includes the DocBook DTD version 4.4 and the DocBook XSL stylesheets version 1.68.1.

Support for Saxon.NET

The Saxon.NET XSLT 2.0 processor can be used as an XSLT processor for XSLT transformations from within oXygen.

FXSL Library is Included in Frameworks

FXSL - the Functional Programming Library for XSLT created by Dimitre Novatchev is included in the oXygen 6.0 distribution under frameworks. This offers you a lot of XSLT stylesheets that are ready to be imported in user stylesheets, to give you access to a lot of additional functionality. One of the most impressive examples is spell checking implemented in XSLT.

Version: 6.1

July the 19th, 2005

Performance Profiling of XSLT Stylesheet   [read more...]

Using the XSLT profiler feature is essential to helping you to save time identifying performance issues, ensuring that the XSLT transformation is more scalable and performs better.

The profiling is available for the XSLT processors that are bundled with oXygen (Saxon 6.5.5, Saxon EE, and Xalan 2.7.1). This allows you to profile XSLT 1.0, 2.0, or 3.0 stylesheets.

Automatic Detection of the XSLT Parameters

When creating a transformation scenario, the XSLT Parameters dialog box is automatically populated with the parameters detected from the stylesheet.

XML Schema Documentation   [read more...]

The oXygen XML Schema documentation tool allows you to easily generate full documentation for the XML Schema content models, including comprehensive diagrams, annotations, and cross references.

Easy Navigation in Schema Editors

An action, show definition, is available when editing an XML Schema or a Relax NG schema file. By hovering the cursor over a component that references another one, it opens the corresponding schema file and moves the cursor to the location that defines the schema component.

In-Place Editing on Schema Diagrams

The information presented in the schema diagrams can be edited in place. Just double-click on an element name, for instance, and you will be able to edit it directly in the diagram.

More Options for Saving Schema Diagrams

Added the possibility to save diagram images starting from the current selection from the schema diagram. The format for the images can be JPEG and PNG.

Relax NG Annotation Support

The content completion support was enhanced by showing the annotations extracted from the Relax NG schema associated with the edited document. There are presented annotations for the elements, attributes and attribute values. The Relax NG schema for Relax NG was annotated with descriptions from Eric van der Vlist RELAX NG book to offer instant help when editing Relax NG schemas.

Attributes Editor

Allows editing the attributes of the current element in a table view. It displays both the attributes previously entered in the element and the possible attributes. Entering an attribute is as easy as double-clicking in its value column. For attributes with enumeration values a combo box will appear in the values column allowing to choose one of the possible values.

The XML Content Completion Assistant Can Use the Internal DTD

If the edited document does not have a reference to an XML Schema or a DTD and contains an internal DTD, it will be used for the Content Completion Assistant.

External Schema Association Based Upon the Root Element and the File Name.

It was possible to specify an XML Schema or other type of schema to be used for content completion assistance when the document does not explicitly state one. The same mechanism is also used for validation. The association between an instance and a schema may be done using rules based on root element namespace, root element name and file name. The rules can be managed from the Content Completion Assistant/Default option pane.

XML Element Range Marker

A line is painted in the left side of the editor showing the range of the XML element that contains the cursor position.

The Trang Schema Conversion Tool Uses the Catalog Manager

When converting schemas that are referencing other schema parts the schema conversion tool will also try to use the catalog to resolve those parts.

Option to Control Catalog Manager Verbosity

When using catalogs for solving references to XML Schemas, DTDs or other resources, it is sometimes useful to see what catalog files are parsed, if they are valid or not, and what identifiers are resolved by the catalogs. An option has been added in the XML Catalog option pane to control the output of such messages.

Persistent Bookmarks

The bookmarks are now associated with the current project and are persistent between editing sessions. They are preserved even when the edited XML source is formatted by a format and indent operation.

Integrated the Xerces XML Parser Version 2.7.0

The latest Xerces XML parser from the Apache Foundation was integrated into oXygen.

Integrated the Saxon 6.5.5 Parser for XSLT 1.0

The latest Saxon XSLT 1.0 Transformer was integrated into oXygen.

Integrated the Latest Import HTML Component

The NekoHTML importer version 0.9.5 from the Apache Foundation was integrated into oXygen.

Updated the TEI Framework

oXygen now contains the latest schemas for TEI: P5 2006-10. The XSL stylesheets were also updated to version 5.4.18.

Sign Tool Fix

It is possible to sign documents using a DSA algorithm.

Multiple Fixes on the XML Pretty-Print

Several problems regarding the preservation of whitespaces were fixed, both for elements that specified the xml:space attribute and for elements that contained only whitespaces.

Batch Validation in the Eclipse Plugin

The batch validation was contributed as a pop-up menu offering validation on multiple files and validation against an external schema for multiple files. It can be triggered, for instance, from the Navigator view and it is applied on the current Navigator-detected files.

Version: 6.2

September the 19th, 2005

Dockable Views   [read more...]

The views inside the oXygen window are dockable, floating and hideable. They can be dragged and docked to the margin of any other view or the margin of the main window so that they form any desired layout.

Content Completion Assistant For Element Values For Relax NG

Element values specified in the Relax NG schema are presented as content completion proposals in documents based on that schema.

Improved Content Completion Assistance When Editing Relax NG Schema

The pattern names defined in the Relax NG schema are presented as possible values for pattern references.

Documentation For XSLT Parameters

When configuring parameters for an XSLT transformation, oXygen will automatically present the available stylesheet parameters, along with information about them, extracted from the stylesheet (default value, location, documentation, etc.) The documentation is extracted from the stylesheet and is either a comment or an element in a foreign namespace placed just before the parameter declaration. The TEI and DocBook stylesheets contain such documentation making a lot easier to understand what a parameter is intended for and to specify parameter values.

Easy Configuration of XSLT Extensions

XSLT processor extensions are added easily with an intuitive user interface.

If you need processing functions not available in the XSLT language it is easy to configure the jars containing their implementation: edit the list of XSLT extensions available in Edit Scenario dialog box.

Tree View for Presenting Node Set Values   [read more...]

The current context node value, or the value of variables or XPath expressions (evaluated as a tree fragment or list of nodes) are presented in this tree-style view, thus giving you access to the whole variable content. This is especially useful for debugging stylesheets that keep intermediary results in variables, such as DocBook.

Capture Multiple Outputs In The XSLT 2.0 Debugger

While executing XSLT 2.0 stylesheets the debugger will capture the output of xsl:result-document and will display it in a view inside oXygen.

Results of Multiple XPath Queries Available In Different Views

The results of different XPath queries performed on the same document are presented in different views for accessing and comparing them easily.

XPath 2.0 Enabled Schematron Support

The XPath version supported when using Schematron is configurable, both XPath 1.0 and XPath 2.0 are supported.

Incremental Search

The find/replace component was enhanced to support incremental searches of text patterns: the dialog box will find matching occurrences while you are typing in the Text to find field.

Context-Sensitive Help

The help system is context sensitive: press F1 in any dialog box to quickly access the relevant help section of the User Manual.

UDDI Registry Browser

Browse a UDDI (Universal Description Discovery and Integration) registry and select the WSDL descriptor of a Web Service.

XML Refactoring - Rename Prefix

The rename prefix action offers the possibility of renaming the prefix associated with the namespace of the current element. The action ca be performed only in the current element or in all the document.

Specify The Editor For Opening A Document

If the type of a document included in the current project is not associated with an editor or other editor than the default is needed for editing that document, an editor can be selected with the action Open as available in the Project view.

Integrated The Xerces XML Parser Version 2.7.1

The latest version of the Xerces XML parser from the Apache Software Foundation was integrated into oXygen.

Integrated The Saxon 8.5.1 Processor For XSLT/XPath 2.0

Both the basic and the Schema Aware versions of the latest Saxon 8 XSLT/XPath 2.0 processor from Saxonica Limited (www.saxonica.com) are supported by oXygen. The basic version is also shipped with oXygen.

Spell Check as You Type

It was added the option to spell check the edited text on the fly enabling instant view of spelling errors as they are introduced.