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Oxygen XML Author 16.1

October 7, 2014

Version 16.1 of Oxygen XML Author makes the Quick Fixes functionality available in the Author visual editing mode, thus actions such as adding a missing attribute or deleting an unexpected element are offered to the user to solve validation issues.

The XML authoring mode received a number of improvements to the table support, track changes functionality, generic editing, as well as to the DITA specific actions.

The Eclipse plugin version of Oxygen XML Author was updated to support Eclipse 4.4, the SVN support was updated to work with Apache Subversion 1.8, and many component libraries were updated to their latest stable versions.

There are changes in:


XML Quick Fixes

The Quick Fix support helps you resolve different errors that appear in an XML document by proposing automatic fixes for common problems such as missing required attributes or invalid elements. This feature is only available for XML documents validated against an XML Schema.

Display Annotations Using HTML

You can use HTML styling in the annotations you add in an XML Schema or Relax NG schema. This improves the visual appearance and readability of the documentation and tooltip windows displayed when editing XML documents validated against such a schema.

Execute XPath Expressions over Files Inside Archives

XPath expressions can be executed over files inside archives (including EPUB and Docx). The archive can be open in the Archive Browser view or referenced from the currently selected scope.


CSS Minification Tool

Oxygen includes a minification tool that allows you to compress and minimize the CSS stylesheets you are developing for deployment on a web server.


XSLT Outline Displays xsl:key and xsl:output Components

The Outline view collects and displays information about the xsl:key and xsl:output components when you are editing an XSLT document.

Improved Documentation for XSLT Components

The documentation for XSLT components (elements, attributes and functions) has been reviewed and improved. The documentation is now displayed using a more readable HTML format with navigation links to the specification.

SharePoint Integration

SharePoint Browser View

The SharePoint Browser has been promoted as a dedicated view, allowing you to interact with SharePoint repositories through a set of specific actions.

Visual XML Editing

Track Surround Changes

If Change Tracking support is enabled, all content surround operations are marked as changes.

Rectangular Selection in Tables

You can select rectangular blocks of cells in tables. You can then use this selection to edit properties or delete the content of the selected cells.

Show Location Tooltip on Mouse Move

When editing XML documents in a visual environment you might find it difficult to position the cursor between certain tags that do not have a visual representation. To help you, Oxygen displays a semi-transparent preview of the Position Information Tooltip when hovering between two elements.

'Media' Rules for Windows High Contrast Themes

Two application-specific 'media' rules allow you to add specific styles for white-background and black-background high contrast Windows themes when editing in the Author visual editing mode.

Paste as Text Action

The Paste as Text action pastes the clipboard content, ignoring any structure or styling markup.

Insert Symbols in a Form Control

You can use the Characters Map dialog box to insert symbols in embedded form controls.

The Width Property is Available for a Number of Form Controls

The width property is now supported by the text field, text area, URL chooser, date picker, combo box and pop-up form controls. You can specify the width of any of these form controls by setting them to absolute, relative or percentage values to achieve a better looking final layout.

Enable Button Form Controls in Read-Only Context

You can use the enableReadOnlyContext to enable buttons or groups of buttons in read-only contexts. This allows you, for example, to execute a utility action that does not modify the context.


WebHelp Pages Use HTML5 Elements

WebHelp pages generated by the Oxygen transformations from DITA XML and DocBook XML content start with an HTML5 DOCTYPE declaration. A video from a source XML document is translated to the HTML5 video element.

DITA Support

Option to Batch Validate Referenced DITA Resources

An option in the Validate and Check for Completeness action allows you to batch validate DITA files referenced in the DITA map. This means that DITA files can be validated using schemas from the associated validation scenarios.

Easier Way to Perform a Conref Push

The Insert Content Reference dialog box provides an easier way to mark or replace referenced content.

Reorganized DITA Maps Manager Contextual Menu

The DITA Maps Manager view offers a simplified and more ergonomic contextual menu.

Navref Element Support

The DITA Maps Manager view provides a dedicated action for inserting navref elements, plus a specific icon for rendering them in the DITA Map tree.

Action to Insert New Topic in a DITA Map Edited in Author Mode

When editing DITA Maps in Author mode, an action is available to create and insert a new topic at the cursor position.

Eclipse Plugin


Ant Quick Fixes

Added Quick Fix support for missing target references in Ant build documents.

High Contrast Themes Inheritance

On Windows operating systems, Oxygen inherits colors set in the high contrast themes.

Allow Filtering by Unicode Blocks

The Character Map dialog box allows you to view all characters available in a certain Unicode block range for a specific font.

SVN Client

Support for Subversion 1.8

Oxygen now supports Subversion 1.8 working copies and also SVN 1.8 FSFS-backed repositories accessed through the file:// protocol. Starting with this version, SVN 1.6 and older working copies are no longer supported, unless using an older version of Syncro SVN Client.

Component Updates