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You can choose to validate documents at any time by using the manual validation actions that are available in Oxygen XML Editor.

Manual Validation Actions

To manually validate the currently edited document, use one of the following actions:

Validate (Ctrl + Shift + V (Command + Shift + V on OS X))
Available from the Validation drop-down menu on the toolbar, the Document > Validate menu, or from the Validate submenu when invoking the contextual menu in the Project view.

An error list is presented in the message panel at the bottom of the editor. Markup of the current document is checked to conform with the specified DTD, XML Schema, or Relax NG schema rules. This action also re-parses the XML Catalogs and resets the schema used for content completion.

Validate (cached)
Available from the Validation drop-down menu on the toolbar or the Document > Validate menu.
This action caches the schema, allowing it to be reused for the next validation. Markup of the current document is checked to conform with the specified DTD, XML Schema, or Relax NG schema rules.
Note: Automatic validation also caches the associated schema.
Validate with
Available from the Validation drop-down menu on the toolbar, (or Document > Validate menu).

This action opens a dialog box that allows you to specify a schema for validating the current document.

You can use this action to validate the current document using a schema of your choice (XML Schema, DTD, Relax NG, NVDL, Schematron schema), other than the associated one. An error list is presented in the message panel at the bottom of the editor. Markup of current document is checked to conform with the specified schema rules.

Note: The Validate with action does not work for files loaded through an Oxygen XML Editor custom protocol plugin developed independently and added to Oxygen XML Editor after installation.
Validate with Schema
Available from the Validate submenu when invoking contextual menu in the Project view.

This action opens a dialog box that allows you to specify a schema for validating all selected files.

Other Validation Options

To quickly open the schema used for validating the current document, select the Open Associated Schema action from the toolbar (or Document > Schema menu).

The Validation options button, available in the Document > Validate menu, allows you to quickly access to the validation options for the built-in validator in the Oxygen XML Editor preferences page.

Tip: If a large number of validation errors are detected and the validation process takes too long, you can limit the maximum number of reported errors in the Document Checking preferences page.