Feature Matrix

Comparison between products of the oXygen family.

The Oxygen XML Author Component was designed to provide the functionality of the standard Author mode and can be embedded either in a third-party standalone Java application or customized as a Java Web Applet to provide WYSIWYG-like XML editing directly in your choice of web browsers.

The Oxygen XML Web Author and Oxygen XML Web Author Component are re-implementations of the Oxygen XML Web Author Author mode user interface, based on JavaScript and HTML5. Its purpose is to enable XML editing and reviewing on your mobile devices and desktops, directly in a web browser environment. Since the interface was thinned down as much as possible, the core XML processing was moved into a Java-enabled server.

Table 1. Feature Matrix Showing Differences Between Web Author, Web Author Component, and Author Component
Feature Oxygen XML Web Author Oxygen XML Web Author Component Oxygen XML Author Component
Intended audience Reviewers and occasional contributors. Reviewers and occasional contributors. Content authors, technical writers.
Mobile device support Specifically designed for mobile devices. Specifically designed for mobile devices. No
Compatibility with the standard version of Oxygen XML Web Author Covers only editing and reviewing features. Covers only editing and reviewing features. 100%
Text Mode Yes Yes Yes
Grid Mode No No Yes
Client-side setup Yes, with an Administration page. Yes, with an Administration page. Requires Java to be installed, and Java Applets to be allowed to run.
Server-side setup Simply requires running an installer. Requires a servlet container and performing a Maven build. Requires a web server.
Ability to configure installation bundles No Yes Yes