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Oxygen XML Author 13.1

Related Versions:

October 26, 2011


Support for XHTML 5

You can now edit Oxygen XHTML 5 (HTML 5 in XML syntax) documents. The support includes document validation and content completion assistance. If it finds the
<!DOCTYPE html>
doctype declaration inside the document, Oxygen enables the XHTML 5 support.

XML Content Completion Assistance

Improved Content Completion Assistance in XML Modules

There are situations in which you edit an XML document that is a module of a main document (as an external entity or referenced using xi:include). If a module has an associated validation scenario (that specifies the main file), Oxygen will use the schema of the main file to provide content completion assistance when you edit the module.

Use All xsi:schema-location Location Hints

Oxygen takes into account the xsi:schema-location attributes from all the elements of the document, not only the one from the root element. All these detected schemas are then used to provide content completion assistance and model information.


TEI ODD Support

An additional framework for TEI ODD is available. You can create and edit ODD files in the Text or in the Author (visual editing) mode, then transform them to various schema languages: RelaxNG, DTD or XML Schema. To quickly obtain a documentation for your ODD file you can choose one of the built-in transformations from ODD to XHTML, PDF, EPUB, DOCX, or ODT.


DITA OT Transformations on Remote DITA Maps

You can open a remote DITA Map - from a CMS, a WebDAV or FTP server, or even from a local ZIP archive - in Oxygen and then publish it to any supported DITA Open Toolkit output format. There is no need to do a manual checkout of the entire map hierarchy: Oxygen does this checkout for you, in a transparent way.

DITA Map Metrics Report

You can use the "DITA Map Metrics Report" predefined transformation scenario to see a comprehensive report about the content re-use, the use of DITA elements, change tracking, and more other useful statistics extracted from your DITA Map.


Create Files in XML Databases

You can create a file (resource) in your XML Database, directly from the Database Explorer.

Notice: Support for Tamino and Tiger Logic Was Deprecated

These databases will no longer be maintained in the next major release.


WebHelp Search Improvement

You can use the WebHelp searching capabilities to find compound words (words joined together with colon (":"), minus ("-"), underline ("_"), or period (".") characters). Both the composing words and the resulting word are added to the search index.

XSLT Development

Initializer Class Option for Saxon

You can specify what class Saxon should use as initializer, in your transformation scenario (the "-init" Saxon option).

Consolidated View for Batch Transformation xsl:message Messages

All the xsl:messages emitted by the transformations that are run in batch mode are presented in the results area.


More Values Supported for the CSS list-style-type Property

The CSS3 box, diamond, check, and hyphen values are also supported for the list-style-type property.

Extended Author API

Attribute Filtering Capabilities for the DITA Map Editor

In order to filter (hide) some of the attributes, you can add an AuthorAttributesDisplayFilter to the WSDITAMapEditorPage. This is of interest for the CMS integrations, where some of the topic attributes contain metadata which is not normally edited by the content author.

Make the DITA Map Editor Read-Only

You can control whether the DITA Map editor is read-only by using the method: WSDITAMapEditorPage.setEditable.

Extended the Set of Customizable Toolbars

Using the existing ToolbarComponentsCustomizer, you can customize the DITA Maps manager view existing toolbars, or add a new one. Also, the ToolbarComponentsCustomizer receives callbacks for the toolbars that are created as Author Extensions (from the Document Type associated to the current XML file).

Controllable Default Button in Confirmation Dialog Boxes

You can choose which is the default button in the confirmation dialog boxes displayed by your Author Extension. See the set of methods: Workspace.showConfirmDialog.

Access to the File Filters Used by the Input URL Chooser

This method is useful for CMS integrations: InputURLChooser.getResourceFilters is useful to decide the type of files the chooser dialog box browses. For example, if the dialog box is used to select an image to be added, then the resource filters contain image extensions.


Safe Save

By default, Oxygen saves as a temporary file and when the save completes it copies the content from the temporary file to the target file. This ensures that in event of a crash you will still have the original file unaltered. Oxygen also preserves the Alternate Data Streams intact. The Safe Save option can be found in the Options / Preferences / Open/Save options page.

Open File at Cursor Action Can Open Folders

You can directly open folders in Windows explorer (or Finder on Mac) if you place the cursor in the editor on a reference representing the folder path and invoke the Open File At cursor action.

Improved Automatic Indent Detection

The automated detection of the indent in the current file was improved. A statistical approach is used to filter out "unreasonable" indent sizes.

Specify the File Types for Automatic Spell Checking

You can decide the content types for which the Automatic Spell Check is active. For instance, you can exclude XSL files. File types in which automatic spell check is usually not useful (such as CSS and DTD) are excluded by default.

Updated Components

Updated Calabash XProc Connector

Calabash XProc connector was updated to include Calabash version 0.9.37.

Updated TEI Stylesheets

The TEI XSLT stylesheets were updated to version 5.56.