Visual XHTML Editor
Two Editing Modes
oXygen XML Editor offers two modes for editing the XHTML files. The
Author mode that is a visual editor, and the Text
mode that is an XML source editor.
You can edit XHTML files using the Text (source) editing mode in
oXygen and the as-you-type validation and powerful Content Completion Assistant
are always available to help you.
oXygen includes XHTML catalog and document templates so that you can start
creating XHTML documents right away. A ready-to-use sample is also provided in the
samples project, giving you a head start when working with XHTML. You can also easily
create new XHTML document templates from the editor content and publish them to share
with other users.
oXygen XML Editor has built-in support for editing documents that are stored
on remote servers through FTP, SFTP, and WebDAV protocols, making it ideal for editing
XHTML/HTML pages from your web server.
Import HTML Documents as XHTML
HTML documents can be imported and converted to XML, allowing you to benefit from
the XML support (XPath queries and XSLT transformations, for instance). During this
process, you can also associate an XHTML DTD (transitional or strict) to be used for
Copy-and-Paste from Office/Web Applications
Styled content can be inserted by copying content from Office applications
(Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, OpenOffice.org Writer, OpenOffice.org Calc) and Web
browsers (Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome), and pasting it
in the XHTML editor. The styles and general layout of the copied content (sections
with headings, tables, list items, bold and italic text, hyperlinks, etc.) are
preserved as equivalent XHTML XML elements by the paste operation.
You can select multiple text ranges (discontinuous
selections) or multiple elements in the Author mode for
Change tracking is a way to
keep a history of the changes made to a document. When change tracking is enabled,
inserted and deleted content is highlighted in the document, allowing you to easily
identify the affected regions. Tracked changes can be rendered in callouts
(balloons) displayed at the side of the document with connecting lines pointing to
the changed content.
oXygen also has some advanced change tracking features. It keeps a record of
the changes made to attribute values, element breaks (splits), and also renders
changes from re-used content (such as DITA content reference, XInclude modules, or
Multiple Authors Support
oXygen supports changes from multiple authors,
rendering each author's changes with different colors.
For each change, oXygen stores the author and the date
when that change was performed. The name of the author who is currently making
changes and the colors can be customized from the Callouts
preferences page. You can also add comments to the changes, reply to comments, or
mark them as being done.
In this screenshot, you can see how various insert and
delete changes made by various authors are displayed (note that the option to
display changes as callouts is enabled).
You can review the changes made by you or other authors and
then accept or reject them using actions in the contextual menu, on the toolbar,
or from the Review panel.
When you annotate your
XML documents, the comments are displayed in the Author mode as
side callouts (balloons), and they also show additional information such as the
author and the comment time.
The comment support is not limited to a particular document type (DocBook or
DITA, for instance). You can use it on any document that is opened in the
Author editing mode. The comment data is stored in the XML
document as processing instructions, so it will not interfere with your XML tool
You can access comment actions from the application toolbar and from the
contextual menu. These include actions to add, edit, and remove comments. Once a
comment exists, you can also reply to that comment or mark it as being done. This is
useful for collaborating with other members of your team.