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What was new in <oXygen/> XML Editor 6.0

Related Versions: 6.06.16.2

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 caret in the source editor changes the selection in the diagram view. You can enable the side by side diagram from the <oXygen/> Preferences.

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

Two types of visual diagram are available for a schema: the Full Model View and the Logical Model View.

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.

The diagrams can be made smaller or larger depending on the zoom settings of the font size. These settings are taken into account when the diagram is printed.

<oXygen/> XML Diff & Merge   [read more...]

The complete diff and merge solution which offers both directory and file comparison, six different diff algorithms and multiple levels of comparison.

Import from Databases, Text Files and Microsoft Excel Sheets   [read more...]

<oXygen/> XML Editor adds support for importing database content, Microsoft Excel sheets and legacy text data files(Comma Separated Values for instance) into XML documents. It is possible to connect to: Oracle, IBM DB2, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL or any other database server that supports JDBC connectivity.

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

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

<oXygen/> includes a tool for the creation and checking of 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.

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

XML Schema content completion 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 that 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 it 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 feasibly 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. In this way you can 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/> comes with 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 a lot of XSLT stylesheets that are ready to be imported in users stylesheets to give access to a lot of already implemented 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 is essential to helping you save time identifying performance issues, ensure a better performing and more scalable XSLT transformation.

The profiling is available for the following XSLT processors that are bundled with <oXygen/>: Saxon 6.5.5, Saxon EE, and Xalan 2.7.1. Thus you can 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 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

A new action, show definition is available when editing an XML Schema or a Relax NG schema file. Having the caret over a component that refers another it opens the corresponding schema file and moves the caret 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 presents both the attributes already 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 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.

External schema association based on the root element and on the file name.

It was possible to specify an XML Schema or other type of schema to be used for content completion when the document does not explicitly state one. The same mechanism is now used also 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/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 caret position.

The Trang schema conversion tool uses the catalog manager

When converting schemas that are referring 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 new Xerces XML parser version 2.7.0

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

Integrated the new 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

Now <oXygen/> 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 now to sign documents using a DSA algorithm.

Multiple fixes on the XML pretty printer

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 popup 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 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 When Editing Relax NG Schemas

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 present automatically the available stylesheet parameters together with information about them extracted from the stylesheet like: default value, location and documentation. 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.

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

The current context node value or the values of variables or XPath expressions that are evaluated to tree fragment or list of nodes are presented in tree views, thus giving access to the whole variable content. This is useful especially in debugging stylesheets that keep intermediary results in variables like DocBook for instance.

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 present it in a view inside <oXygen/>.

Results Of Multiple XPath Queries Available In Different Views

Now 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 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 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 Panel.

Integrated The New 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 New 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.


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