Configuring a Content Completion Handler

You can filter or contribute to items offered for content completion by implementing the ro.sync.contentcompletion.xml.SchemaManagerFilter interface.

import java.util.List;

import ro.sync.contentcompletion.xml.CIAttribute;
import ro.sync.contentcompletion.xml.CIElement;
import ro.sync.contentcompletion.xml.CIValue;
import ro.sync.contentcompletion.xml.Context;
import ro.sync.contentcompletion.xml.SchemaManagerFilter;
import ro.sync.contentcompletion.xml.WhatAttributesCanGoHereContext;
import ro.sync.contentcompletion.xml.WhatElementsCanGoHereContext;
import ro.sync.contentcompletion.xml.WhatPossibleValuesHasAttributeContext;

public class SDFSchemaManagerFilter implements SchemaManagerFilter {

You can implement the various callbacks of the interface either by returning the default values given by Oxygen XML Author or by contributing to the list of proposals. The filter can be applied on elements, attributes or on their values. Attributes filtering can be implemented using the filterAttributes method and changing the default content completion list of ro.sync.contentcompletion.xml.CIAttribute for the element provided by the current ro.sync.contentcompletion.xml.WhatAttributesCanGoHereContext context. For example, the SDFSchemaManagerFilter checks if the element from the current context is the table element and adds the frame attribute to the table list of attributes.

 * Filter attributes of the "table" element.
public List<CIAttribute> filterAttributes(List<CIAttribute> attributes,
    WhatAttributesCanGoHereContext context) {
  // If the element from the current context is the 'table' element add the
  // attribute named 'frame' to the list of default content completion proposals
  if (context != null) {
    ContextElement contextElement = context.getParentElement();
    if ("table".equals(contextElement.getQName())) {
      CIAttribute frameAttribute = new CIAttribute();
      if (attributes == null) {
        attributes = new ArrayList<CIAttribute>();
  return attributes;

The elements that can be inserted in a specific context can be filtered using the filterElements method. The SDFSchemaManagerFilter uses this method to replace the td child element with the th element when header is the current context element.

public List<CIElement> filterElements(List<CIElement> elements,
    WhatElementsCanGoHereContext context) {
  // If the element from the current context is the 'header' element remove the
  // 'td' element from the list of content completion proposals and add the
  // 'th' element.
  if (context != null) {  
    Stack<ContextElement> elementStack = context.getElementStack();
    if (elementStack != null) {
      ContextElement contextElement = context.getElementStack().peek();
      if ("header".equals(contextElement.getQName())) {
        if (elements != null) {
          for (Iterator<CIElement> iterator = elements.iterator(); iterator.hasNext();) {
            CIElement element =;
            // Remove the 'td' element
            if ("td".equals(element.getQName())) {
        } else {
          elements = new ArrayList<CIElement>();
        // Insert the 'th' element in the list of content completion proposals
        CIElement thElement = new SDFElement();
  } else {
    // If the given context is null then the given list of content completion elements contains
    // global elements. 
  return elements;

The elements or attributes values can be filtered using the filterElementValues or filterAttributeValues methods.

Note: The complete source code for the examples can be found in the Simple Documentation Framework project, included in the oxygen-sample-framework module of the Oxygen SDK , available as a Maven archetype on the Oxygen XML Author website.