[oXygen-user] [Ann] oXygen XML Editor version 12 beta

Eliot Kimber
Mon Aug 30 07:40:53 CDT 2010

Hmm, for multiple parameters, I'm not sure what the right answer would be--I
don't remember if Arbortext Editor allows this case or handles it or if so
how. I'd think you'd have to choose one color or have a generic "multiple
conditions apply" indicator of some sort.

I see the problem re automatic detection. No obvious good solution comes to
mind unless there is a new configuration option "authoritative set of DITA
vocabulary modules" by which a developer can indicate where Oxygen should
look for stuff. That's certainly how I use Oxygen's default Toolkit
installation but I don't know that I'm typical or even usefully



On 8/30/10 12:56 AM, "Radu Coravu" <> wrote:

>   Hi Eliot,
> Thanks for the feedback.
> We already have plans to enhance the current profiling conditions
> feature by providing foreground and background colors for different
> profile values (hopefully in Oxygen 12.1).
> Do you have any advice for when an element has multiple profile values?
> Merge the colors probably?
> For now, Oxygen 12 will only have the "Show Profiling Attributes" action
> which shows a border around elements which have profiling attributes and
> also renders the profiling attributes and their values.
> About automatically detecting profiling attribute names from the DITA DTD's:
> For now the attributes which are considered as profiling attributes in
> the "Editor / Pages / Author / Profiling/Conditional Text" preferences
> page are all hard-coded.
> So either each user edits the values and adds his specialization
> attributes or an administrator does that, then passes the entire page to
> the Project level and shares it with everybody else.
> Our original intent for DITA was auto-detection, given a set of
> DTD's/XML Schemas, this is not hard to do, but we encountered several
> issues:
> What is the set of DTD's/XML Schemas to perform the auto-detection upon?
> The user may be using a different DITA Open Toolkit installation.
> Maybe perform the auto-detection on the opened DITA Maps but then all
> these detected attribute names (and values, which most of the times are
> not specified) needed to be customized by the user anyway so I think
> editing the Oxygen Preferences was unavoidable.
> If you have enhancement ideas about this, they are welcomed.
> So for Oxygen 12 we preferred to propose some default attribute names
> and values (for DITA, Docbook) and leave each user configure his own
> attributes.
> Regards,
> Radu
> Radu Coravu
> <oXygen/>   XML Editor, Schema Editor and XSLT Editor/Debugger
> http://www.oxygenxml.com
> On 8/27/2010 6:51 PM, Eliot Kimber wrote:
>> Looks good.
>> Tried out the new profiling support. Nice.
>> One feature I didn't see was a way to associate specific colors with
>> specific conditions.
>> That is, I'd like to be able to associate specific conditions with specific
>> foreground or background colors, so for example I can make one audience blue
>> and a different one green in the editor.
>> Also, it wasn't clear how or if Oxygen was aware of @props specializations
>> currently available. In my test I was editing a document that uses a shell
>> that integrates a @props specialization (the new d4p_renditionTarget
>> attribute I just added to the D4P vocabulary).
>> I sort of expected to get a list of all declared @props specializations, at
>> least those available for the document I had open.
>> I was able to add the attribute by simply manually typing its name and then
>> it configured just fine.
>> Cheers,
>> E.

Eliot Kimber
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