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What was new in oXygen XML Editor 8.0

Related Versions: 8.08.18.2

Version: 8.0

November 20th, 2006

There are changes in:

Editor Capabilities

XML Grid Editor   [read more...]

oXygen's Grid editor mode allows you to edit repetitive XML content in a special layout similar to a spreadsheet application, without the need to interact with markup.

Support for Saving/Loading the Editor Layout. Predefined Layouts.   [read more...]

You can save the current editor layout (what views and toolbars are visible and their position) and re-use it later, or even share it with your team.

oXygen has several predefined layouts, ranging from the Basic Layout (containing only the project and outliner) to the Advanced Layout (containing all the views). There are also available XML Schema development and XSLT development layouts showing only the specialized views and toolbars.

Accurate XML Error Reporting

Many of the XML Schema and DTD-related errors are reported with accurate location information. For instance, an error referring to the invalid value of an attribute will highlight exactly that value in the text.

Accurate XPath Result Elements Locations

Selecting a result of an XPath query highlights the XML source region corresponding exactly to the result element.

Configurable Initial Directory of the File Open Dialog

The initial directory of the File Open dialog can be either the directory of the last opened file or the directory of the current edited file.

Associate XSLT Stylesheet Action

This action allows you to insert an xml-stylesheet processing instruction in the current XML document to associate it with an XSLT stylesheet. Many of the web browsers have XSLT support and can perform the XSLT transformation and display the result.

Open in Browser Action

This action opens the current document with the application configured as default browser.

Improved Support for Schemas with Embedded Schematron Rules

You can associate the edited document with an XML Schema or Relax NG schema having embedded Schematron rules in one step.

Preserve the Line Separator

This option is useful when you are editing files originating from different operating systems and you need to preserve their line separator.

Improved Database Support

Database Perspective   [read more...]

Using the Database perspective you can browse tables or collections from databases, execute XQuery or SQL queries, inspect or modify data, specify XML Schemas for the XML fields and collections.

Using the Database perspective you can browse tables or collections from databases, execute XQuery or SQL queries, inspect or modify data, specify XML Schemas for the XML fields and collections.

The database support includes many of the popular servers, operating either as native XML storage: Documentum xDB (X-Hive/DB), MarkLogic, eXist, Berkeley or mixed, as relational and XML at the same time: DB2, SQLServer, Oracle.

Support for Berkeley DB XML   [read more...]

The support for Berkeley DB XML includes: resource management, resource editing, XQuery. See configuration details.

IBM DB2 XML support   [read more...]

The support for IBM DB2 Pure XML database includes: multiple server connections, resource management, XML Schema registration, XQuery and SQL execution, table data editing. A more detailed explanation can be found in the following tutorial.

eXist Support   [read more...]

The support for eXist database includes: multiple server connections, XQuery execution, resource management and editing. A more detailed explanation can be found in the following tutorial. oXygen supports eXist database server versions 1.3, 1.4 and 1.5.

MarkLogic Support   [read more...]

The support for MarkLogic XML database includes: multiple server connections, XQuery execution and debugging, resource management and editing through WebDAV. A more detailed explanation can be found in the following tutorial.

Support for Microsoft SQLServer   [read more...]

The support for Microsoft SQLServer database includes: multiple server connections, resource management, XML Schema registration, XQuery and SQL execution, table data editing. See configuration details.

Support for Oracle   [read more...]

The support for Oracle database includes: multiple server connections, resource management, XML Schema registration, XQuery and SQL execution, table data editing. See configuration details.

Support for Documentum xDB (X-Hive/DB) XML Database   [read more...]

The support for Documentum xDB (X-Hive/DB) XML Database includes: multiple server connections, resource management, resource editing. See configuration details.

Transformation and XSLT/XPath

Flexible Input Configuration for Transformation Scenarios

You can specify both the transformation XML source and the stylesheet locations, it is not required anymore for the edited document to be one of the transformation XML source or stylesheet. This allows editing a module and invoking a transformation on the master files.

Project Level Transformation Scenarios

The transformation scenarios can be stored in the project file. This simplifies the scenario management by attaching only the relevant scenarios to a project. Furthermore, you can pass over to your teammates a set of pre-configured project scenarios.

Validation Engine Detection for XSLT and XQuery

The edited XQuery or XSL file is validated using the engine specified in the transformation scenario. If no transformation scenario is defined then the default validation engine from the options is used.

Open Transformation Result in Editor

An option was added to the transformation scenario to allow opening the transformation result in oXygen.

XSLT/XPath Function Signature/Arguments Helper

oXygen helps editing complex XPath expressions by presenting a tooltip with the function signature above the function name and highlighting the current argument. This support is available when editing expressions in the XPath Toolbar and the XPath Builder, and also when editing XSL stylesheets and XQuery files.

Subversion Client

Open a File or Folder from the Project into the SVN Client

The SVN Client automatically checks the status of the selected resource allowing you to immediately commit or update it.

Compare Images in the SVN Client

You can compare side by side different revisions of image files.

Support for Creating SVN Patches

You can create patches in the unified diff format between two revisions or between your working copy and a revision.

Filters for the SVN Working Copy

You can choose to hide from the Working Copy file browser the files that are ignored or scheduled for deletion.

Schema Support

NVDL Editor

You can edit Namespace-based Validation Dispatching Language scripts taking advantage of continuous validation support and context-sensitive content completion assistance.

Validation against NVDL Scripts

oXygen has built-in, ready-to-use NVDL support. It includes oNVDL - an NVDL implementation, allowing the validation of XML documents against NVDL scripts. The support includes validation on demand, continuous validation, validation with external schema, and batch validation from the project.

Content Completion Assistant Based on NVDL Scripts

The Content Completion Assistant is able to use an NVDL script to offer proposals. This makes it possible to edit documents with complex structures that contain multiple languages defined by different schemas (for instance, XHTML with embedded XForms).

Mapping from XML Schema Logical Diagram to Text

It is possible to locate in the source the definition of a component presented in the logical diagram. This action is available in the contextual menu or by double-clicking the diagram component.

Enable/Disable Schema Diagram and Related Views

You can change the oXygen schema editing layout by choosing to hide or to show the schema diagram and the Schema Components view.

Project

Project Level Options   [read more...]

You can specify almost all of the oXygen settings at project level. This makes it possible to pass along with the project XML Catalogs settings, transformation scenarios, formatting options, validation options, editor layout, etc.

Component Updates

Updated the Xerces-J Parser to Version 2.8.1

The Xerces-J XML parser was updated to the latest version: 2.8.1.

Updated Saxon8B from Saxonica to Version 8.8

Saxon 8B XSLT/XQuery processor was updated to the latest version: 8.8. oXygen supports also the Saxon8SA 8.8 processor (that requires a separate license from Saxonica).

Added the DocBook 5.0 RELAX NG Schemas

The DocBook 5.0 RELAX NG schemas were added to the oXygen distribution.

Updated the TEI framework

oXygen contains the latest schemas for TEI: P4 2004-07 and P5 2006-10. The TEI XSL stylesheets were also updated to version 5.4.18.

Other

Support for the Secure FTP (SFTP) Protocol

oXygen can browse, open and save documents using the Secure FTP (SFTP) protocol.

Better Integration of the XML Instance Generator

The XML Instance Generator tool can be started directly from the XML Schema diagram with preconfigured parameters, based on the selected element.


Version: 8.1

January 25th, 2007



Version: 8.2

May 7th, 2007

There are changes in:

Native XML Database support

XQuery Debugger Support

oXygen XML Editor brought the first XQuery debugger against a native XML database allowing users of the MarkLogic 3.2 (or higher) database to debug their XQuery code based on the MarkLogic Server 3.2 (or higher) XQuery debugging API.

Support for the Native XML Storage for Oracle

In addition to organizing the XML data in tables, Oracle offers a logical grouping of the XML resources in collections. You can open and edit documents using the database explorer available in the database perspective. The resources subtree is found under the node "XML Repository".

Limit the Number of Nodes Displayed in a Very Large Container

An Oracle XML container or a Tamino one can have millions of resources. In order to improve the performance of browsing a container the maximum number of nodes displayed in such a container in the Database Explorer view is limited to a configurable value. The nodes set can be browsed with Up and Down buttons.

Type Selection for the Containers on Berkeley DB

You can choose the type of the containers you want to create from the database browser. There are supported both the "Wholedoc" type containers and the "Node" type containers.

Delete XML instances from a Tamino doctype

The XML instances stored in a Tamino doctype can be deleted.

Support for the Tamino System Collection

Tamino system collections can be browsed using the database explorer.

Filter XML instances of a Tamino doctype

An XQuery predicate can be set as filter for the XML instances of a Tamino doctype presented in Database Explorer view.

Support for output parameters in stored procedures

Output parameters are supported for stored procedures executed on a database of type IBM DB2, SQL Server, Oracle, MySQL.

ISO Schematron support

Editing ISO Schematron Schemas   [read more...]

oXygen has a Schematron editor, which automatically detects that the edited Schematron schema is ISO Schematron, from the namespace. It offers a Content Completion Assistant with documentation for the ISO Schematron elements, attributes, and values, and also features continuous validation.

Editing Support for Embedded ISO Schematron Rules in XML Schema   [read more...]

When editing XML Schemas oXygen offers inside xs:annotation/xs:appinfo ISO Schematron proposals through the Content Completion Assistant, thus allowing easier editing of Schematron embedded rules.

Validating XML Documents Against ISO Schematron   [read more...]

The validation support from oXygen handles validation against ISO Schematron schemas. This includes validation on request, continuous validation and batch validation.

Validating XML Document Against ISO Schematron embedded rules   [read more...]

ISO Schematron rules can be embedded in other schemas. oXygen offers validation against ISO Schematron rules embedded in Relax NG schemas or in XML Schemas.

Support for Abstract Patterns and Included ISO Schematron Schemas   [read more...]

oXygen handles also ISO Schematron schemas that contain abstract patterns or references to other ISO Schematron files through sch:include. There is a limitation on schema validation that checks the document as it is, without expanding the includes.

Validation

Validation Scenarios   [read more...]

Validation scenarios are a very powerful feature and they solve a number of important issues when working with XML and XML-related technologies. They allow working with modules and performing multiple validations in one action.

By default the validation of a document is done by using a processor (XML parser, XSLT transformer, XQuery engine, etc.) to analyze the current file. The validation scenario allows to specify a set of files to validate and for each file what processor to use and whether or not to perform continuous validation. Thus if you work on a module you can set the validation on the master file, the file that refers that module. Also you can perform multiple validations with different processors or on different files.

Editor Improvements

Large File Viewer   [read more...]

Very large files (larger than a Gigabyte) that cannot be opened in the editor panel can be viewed in the Large File Viewer without loading the file in the memory. The Viewer is available from the Tools menu.

Multi-line Find/Replace   [read more...]

The Find/Replace is enhanced with multi-line capabilities. Both the find and the replace expressions can cover multiple lines of the document. This together with the regular expressions and XPath filtering support allow powerful changes to be applied on the document content.

The Attribute Displayed in the Outline View Is Configurable

The Outline view presents a tree structure of the document updated in real time as you edit your file. It presents also some information from the attributes or from the text content for each element. oXygen has a priority list with attribute names and uses that to determine what attribute to present instead of presenting the first attribute. This allows a better insight of the document structure from the Outliner as you can easily see the relevant information.

Shows the XPath of the current element

The XPath panel and the XPath Builder view can show the XPath that matches the element at the current caret position. The expression is updated as you move the caret through the document. For instance, if you are inside a title inside a section inside article you will see "article/section/title" and executing that will show in the XPath results panel all the first level sections titles from your article. The XPath expression is useful also to give you a quick hint of your position in the document.

Option to Open the XML Files Directly into the Grid Editing Mode

You can specify the default opening mode for the XML files: Text or Grid. Thus if you are mainly working with data files that are better suited for a table layout you can open them directly in the Grid editing mode.

Improvements for the WSDL SOAP Analyzer

The analyzer dialog is docked in the editor user interface. You can move it wherever you consider to be handier. The requests are associated with the port numbers, so if you change the port, the request for that port is set into the analyzer. Both the request and the response can be pretty-printed using an action from the contextual menu.

Access Resources on FTP / SFTP / WebDAV Servers from the Eclipse Plugin

The Eclipse plugin distribution of oXygen is also able to browse FTP / SFTP / WebDAV servers and open and save files on such servers.

Support for OASIS XML Catalogs version 1.1

The latest version of the OASIS XML Catalogs specification is supported. Catalog elements such as systemIdSuffix and uriSuffix are recognized in XML catalog files. This makes possible the resolution of relative locations.

Option for browsing application bundles as directories on Mac OS X

The option allows browsing application bundles as directories on Mac OS X.

Pretty-Print

Pretty-Print JavaScript Files

The format and indent action can be applied on JavaScript files. There are several options to control the formatting, such as preserving or removing empty lines, and the position of the start curly bracket.

Pretty-print for HTML documents handles scripts and styles   [read more...]

Usually an HTML document contains scripting and style information. The format and indent operation that applies to HTML text content is not suitable for formatting scripts and CSS styles. Therefore oXygen detects these sections and automatically pretty-prints the embedded JavaScript and CSS sections using the JavaScript and CSS formatting options.

Component Updates

Updated Saxon 8 to version 8.9.0.3

The Saxon 8 XSLT and XQuery processor was updated to the latest version: 8.9.0.3. Both Saxon 8 Basic and Schema Aware versions are supported, including XSLT 2.0 and XQuery debugging and profiling and also schema validation (for the Schema Aware version you need a separate license from Saxonica).

Updated the Apache FOP transformer to version 0.93

The XSL-FO transformer from Apache was updated to the latest version: 0.93. Note for the TEI users: Because the TEI FO stylesheets are not compatible with the latest FOP, it is recommended to download and configure the FOP version 0.20.5 as an external FO processor and then change the transformation scenarios to use it.

Updated the DocBook XML Schemas to Version 5.0CR3

The DocBook XML schemas were updated to the latest version: 5.0CR3.

Updated the DocBook XSL stylesheets to version 1.71.1

The DocBook XSL stylesheets were updated to the latest version: 1.71.1.

Updated the Apache XML Security library to version 1.4.0

The XML Security library from Apache was updated to the latest version: 1.4.0.

Updated the SVNKit library to version 1.1.2

The SVNKit library used in the SVN Client was updated to the latest version: 1.1.2.


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