Visual (WYSIWYG) XML Editors
oXygen offers CSS-based out-of-the-box visual editing support for a number
of important XML documentation frameworks (DITA, DocBook, TEI, XHTML). Also, in case you
are planning to use other types of XML documents, an API is available for customizing
Generic Visual XML Editor
oXygen allows you to visually edit any XML document. By default,
oXygen includes out-of-the-box capabilities for content review, change tracking,
profiling, and conditional text, all of which are independent from XML vocabulary.
Driven by CSS stylesheets, oXygen is simple to use and highly
oXygen offers the most advanced DITA editing support, covering both DITA 1.1 and 1.2
standards, and allows users with limited knowledge of XML to edit DITA documents in a
visual interface (similar to a WYSIWYG word processor). The DITA Open Toolkit publishing
engine comes bundled with the application.
Visual DocBook Editor
With oXygen you can edit Docbook 4 and Docbook 5 documents in a
user-friendly and productive manner. The publishing tool includes transformation
scenarios for producing WebHelp, EPUB, PDF, or plain HTML.
Visual TEI Editor
oXygen XML Editor includes TEI DTDs and stylesheets. Writing and
publishing TEI documents is very easy with oXygen since its user interface is
similar to a word processing application (WYSIWYG).
Visual XHTML Editor
XHTML (Extensible Hyper Text Markup Language) is a more strict and clean
version of HTML, written as XML. oXygen XML Editor includes schemas, catalogs, and
templates for XHTML. You can create documents conforming to either transitional or
strict XHTML DTDs. Along with editing in Text mode, oXygen also
offers a user interface similar to a classic word processing application (WYSIWYG) tuned
for XHTML editing.
oXygen WebHelp for DITA and DocBook
oXygen offers support for transforming DITA and
DocBook resources into WebHelp output. WebHelp consists of a series of HTML pages,
neatly integrated into a system that offers table of contents, index navigation, text
search capabilities, and various delivery formats (including a feedback-enabled
A WebHelp system is the result of a transformation scenario usually run in
oXygen XML Editor, oXygen XML Author, or oXygen XML Developer. However, if
you require an automated process that produces the WebHelp output, the same result can
be obtained by running the transformation inside oXygen XML WebHelp Plugin, which
is a command-line interface application that requires its own license
The Plugin does not offer a trial license. If you want to test the
WebHelp output, you can do so by running a
DITA or DocBook to WebHelp transformation scenarios from within oXygen XML
Editor. If you do not have an oXygen XML Editor license key, you can
request a 30-day trial.