Features & Technologies


Various useful perspectives include: XML Editor, XSLT Debugger, XQuery Debugger, XML Databases, XML Tree Editor

The oXygen XML Editor views can be configured to be dockable, floating, and hideable

Manage project-level options, transformation scenarios, and editor layouts to share with others

The toolbars in oXygen XML Editor can be customized according to your specific needs

Multiple files can be validated and transformed with a single action

The XML-aware find and replace features offer support for regular expressions, simple text and complex searches,and provide quick results when searching multiple files

XML Validation

Validate XML documents with XML Schema, Relax NG, DTD, NVDL, and Schematron schema or embedded Schematron rules

Editing and validation support for XML Schema, Relax NG, NVDL scripts, DTD, and Schematron

Multiple validation engines: Xerces, XSV, LIBXML, MSXML 4.0, MSXML.NET, Saxon EE, and SQC

XML Validation and "Well-Formedness" Check with XInclude and XML Catalog support

Visual markers in the XML editor and the overview ruler allow you to easily locate and navigate to the error locations in your documents

Link to the exact location in the specification for XML Schema errors

XML Schema Modeling

Visual diagram-based editor for both XML Schema and RelaxNG Schema

The schema editing support includes a variety of searching and refactoring actions

Support for rendering imported/included schema files in the context of the larger schema structure

Analyze component hierarchy and dependencies in a specialized view

Generate HTML or PDF documentation from W3C XML Schemas

Support for generating large sets of XML document samples from an XML Schema

Intelligent XML editing

Advanced content completion support offers a context-sensitive list of XML elements, attributes, and values and is driven by XML Schema, Relax NG, NVDL, DTD, or the document structure

Easily edit XML documents with repetitive patterns using the XML Grid Editing Mode

Schema annotations/DTD comments are presented in a documentation window next to the content completion proposals

Editing and validation support for NVDL scripts and XML documents associated with NVDL

Quickly insert XML code templates using the Content Completion Assistant

Powerful tree-based XML Outline view, synchronized in real time with the edited document

New XML file wizards allow you to easily create XML documents that specify a schema or DTD

Quick Assist and Quick Fix support helps you to quickly resolve errors in XML documents

Schema Model View presents schema information about the current XML element

XSL/XSLT Support

XSLT 1.0, XSLT 2.0, and XSLT 3.0 editing, validation, transformation, debugging, and profiling support

Multiple XSLT processors included: Xalan 2.7.1, Saxon 6.5.5, Saxon EE, XSLTProc, and MSXML3.0/4.0/.NET 1.0/2.0

XSLT debugging using various built-in processors: Xalan 2.7.1, Saxon 6.5.5, Saxon Home Edition, Saxon Professional Edition, as well as the Schema-Aware Saxon Enterprise Edition

Easy XSLT/XQuery transformation and XML validation management with reusable scenarios

Powerful XSLT search and refactoring actions can be performed across multiple files

Preview the transformation results as XHTML, XML, or in your default browser

Generate XSLT stylesheet documentation in HTML or custom formats

XSLT Input view displays the structure of the associated XML document and can be used to create XSLT templates or snippets

Single-Source XML Publishing

Visual WYSIWYG XML-editing mode, based on W3C CSS stylesheets

Ready-to-use visual editing support for DocBook, DITA, TEI, JATS, and XHTML frameworks

Visual DITA Maps Manager, closely integrated with the DITA Open Toolkit

FO transformations using embedded Apache FOP to generate PDF output from XML files

Support for customizing external Formatting Object Processors

Complete solution for editing documents in left to right and right to left scripts, offering full Unicode and Multi-lingual editing support

Easy to use form controls provide a convenient way to display content and for users to enter data

Preconfigured publishing scenarios for HTML, WebHelp, PDF, and Eclipse/Windows Help

Support for editing, validating, and creating EPUB files and predefined transformation scenarios allow you to publish DITA and DocBook files to EPUB documents

XQuery Support

Query, edit, or browse using XQuery and SQL

XSLT or XQuery output results are Mapped to the source and stylesheet or XQuery file locations

XQuery 1.0 editing, validation, transformation debugging, and profiling support

Integrated XQuery Debugger and improved complex remote debugging support for MarkLogic XML Database

Profile queries to help identify performance issues with the Invocation Tree and Hotspots views

XPath Support

XPath evaluation and syntax checking, XPath content completion support

Content Completion Assistant with functions and annotations for XPath 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0

The XPath Builder view assists you with editing multi-line complex expressions

The Content Completion Assistant offers XPath functions in Schematron

The outcome of XPath queries is presented in a Results panel that offers options for saving, printing, and highlighting the results

Native XML and Relational Databases

Management support for relational databases, including: Oracle 11g R1, IBM DB2 Pure XML, and Microsoft SQLServer 2008

Management support for native XML Databases, including: Documentum xDB, MarkLogic, eXist-db, and Berkeley DB XML

Import from relational databases (and other sources) to XML documents

Browse, edit, or query using XQuery and SQL with native XML or relational databases

oXygen includes a tool that allows you to convert a database source to XML Schema

Access to CMS and Remote Resources

Microsoft SharePoint Content Management System (CMS) Integration

Support for editing remote XML files over FTP/SFTP, HTTP/WebDAV, and HTTPS/WebDAV

Built-in integration with any WebDAV-enabled CMS and the major CMS vendors


Track changes to documents amongst your team using the review and change tracking features

Examine and merge differences between documents using the built-in XML Diff and Merge tool

Integrated team collaboration support with the Apache SubversionTM (SVN) versioning system


Convert multiple grammars (DTD, Relax NG, or XML documents) to XML Schema, DTD, or RNG

Canonicalize and digitally sign XML files

WSDL editor supports editing & online testing

Advanced XML Refactoring tool helps you manage the structure of your XML documents

Support for Office Documents

Ready-to-use validation, editing, and processing support for Microsoft® Office Open XML (OOXML) XML-based file formats

Ready-to-use editing, validation, and transformation support for Open Document Format (ODF) and other ZIP-based packages

Contribution to Open Source Projects

oXygen XML Editor makes open-source NVDL implementation available (oNVDL), based on the Jing open source validator

oXygen XML Editor contributes patches, fix suggestions, and improvement requests to various open source projects it uses


oXygen XML Editor is available for multiple operating systems and platforms (as a standalone desktop or JWS app, or Eclipse plugin)

A variety of versions and licensing options are available and the same license can be used on any platform with any distribution of oXygen