What's New in oXygen XML Web Author 18.1
October 18, 2016
Web Author version 18.1 is a maintenance release for the innovative web-based
authoring tool. Its powerful technology and adaptive interface allows you to review,
contribute, and edit content from anywhere, on desktops, tablets, or mobile devices.
It includes a variety of new features and improvements to make your authoring,
collaborating, and reviewing experience more efficient and productive than ever
There are changes in:
oXygen XML Web Author
Action to Insert References to Reusable Content in DITA
The Reuse Content action was added to the DITA toolbar
and it provides a mechanism for reusing content fragments. It opens a dialog box
that allows you to select the content you want to reuse and inserts it as a
content reference (conref), or if the target topic has a
defined key, it is inserted as a content key reference
Video and Audio Media Objects are Rendered in Web Author
Video and audio media objects are rendered by the oXygen XML Web
Author directly in the editing area, with inline players that allow you to play
the video or audio content.
Filtering and Better Rendering of Review Panel Information
The Review panel allows you to quickly find specific changes or
comments by filtering the presented entries on content, author name, type of
change or a date range. Replies to comment are indented and grouped together so
you can easily understand the flow of the discussion.
Control Display of Review Information
When a document contains track change information, you can choose if
that is visible or not. By choosing to see the final form of the document, you
will not see any track changes in the document but these are still recorded and
they will be available when needed, for example when someone wants to
accept/reject the changes made to the document.
Improved GitHub Connector
oXygen XML Web Author provides a default connector for Git with
specific GitHub support. In case when you do not have permissions to commit to a
repository using your current account, the updated connector allows you to
loggin using a different account that has permissions to that repository and
then commit your changes. Of course you can always fork the repository under
your account and commit there.
Contextual Actions on Breadcrumb
The breadcrumb offering the current element hierarchy up to the root
offers now a contextual menu allowing you to easily rename, cut or copy an
Support for a Backup License Server
You can configure a backup license server in the oXygen XML web
author which will be used automatically if the main license server does not
Improved JS API
The client side JS API was improved with new functions which allow for
manipulating the DOM and the selection.
Web Author is Now Compatible with Chrome Version 53
A problem that was preventing Web Author from loading in Chrome 53 has
been solved. All functionality has been tested and it now works properly in this
version of Chrome.
Updated JRE and Tomcat in the Installation Kit
The oXygen XML Web Author installation kit comes with JRE and
Tomcat and these were updated to version 1.8_102 for the JRE and 8.5.4 for
Improved Content Completion Configuration Support
oXygen allows you to set a configuration file to control the content completion proposals
for elements presented in
the Content Completion Assistant. Now, you can identify more precisely the
elements you want to control, by being able to set conditions that include
attributes and attribute values.
Improved Content Completion for XPath and XQuery
The Content Completion Assistant for XPath and XQuery was updated to
take into account the latest additions in XPath 3.0 and XQuery 3.0. For example,
new functions are now offered through content completion, such as
namespace-node, and processing-instruction
- just to name a few.