Oxygen XML Author 9.0

November 2, 2007

Related versions: 9.0     9.1     9.2     9.3    

WYSIWYG-like XML Editing

Built-in Table Support   [read more...]

Oxygen offers built-in support for both CALS and HTML table models. If your XML vocabulary adheres to one of those models, Oxygen will automatically detect the table elements and structure the content in a tabular fashion. If your XML vocabulary uses other table standards, you can use the standard W3C CSS table styling properties in the associated stylesheet.

Extensibility: The Document Types

Oxygen XML Editor uses the Document Type Association concept to provide ready-to-use support for a framework or XML language. The Document Type Association concept is used in Oxygen XML Editor to provide built-in support for the most popular XML frameworks (DITA, DocBook, XHTML, TEI, etc.) More importantly, it can be used to provide support for a custom user-defined framework that can be shared with others.

Default Schema   [read more...]

You can specify the default schema to be used for validation and content completion assistance for the documents that match a specific document type. This schema can be overwritten if a schema is specified inside the XML document itself. All the current schema languages are supported (DTD, XML Schema, Relax NG, ISO Schematron, ISO NVDL).

Default CSS Files   [read more...]

You can specify a set of CSS files, including a default CSS as well as alternates, that will be used to style Oxygen when editing in Author mode. You have the ability to select one main CSS to style the document and combine it with multiple alternate CSS styles that behave like layers.

Custom Actions   [read more...]

You can define custom actions in the Author mode that appear in toolbars, menus, or the contextual menu. These actions, in general, add support for inserting XML markup (lists, list items, tables, table rows, table columns, etc.) in the specific framework the document type describes. Oxygen provides a set of operations that can be used to implement most of the actions. If needed, you can also code your own operations in Java and use them to define your actions.

Document Templates   [read more...]

You can specify a folder where you have document templates stored. These templates will automatically appear in the new file dialog box, allowing you to easily create new documents of the defined document type.

XML Catalogs   [read more...]

For any document type, you can specify the XML Catalogs that resolve remote resources to local copies. This provides faster access to those resources (schemas, stylesheets, etc.) and also allows you to work offline without changing the XML documents to explicitly point to local resources.

Default Transformation Scenarios   [read more...]

You can specify a set of default transformation scenarios to convert XML documents to various formats, such as HTML, WebHelp, or PDF.

Side Views for Editing Help

Elements View   [read more...]

The Elements view shows the XML elements, defined by the schema, that can be inserted at the current position within the document.

When editing in the Author visual editing mode, you can add elements before or after the element where the cursor is located.

Entities View   [read more...]

The Entities view shows all the defined XML entities that are available for your document. You can insert an entity at the current position by clicking on its name and the resulting output displays the entity that is shown in the Value column.

Sortable CSS Outline View   [read more...]

The overall structure of a CSS stylesheet edited in the CSS Editor is available in the Outline view. You can sort the CSS rules alphabetically either by the entire selector or by the last component of the selector.

Improved Validation Error Reporting

Schematron Diagnostics and Reports   [read more...]

The diagnostics messages reported by Schematron schema are displayed along with other validation errors. Schematron report messages are displayed as warnings.

Component Updates

Other Features

Print Support - Print Preview   [read more...]

Oxygen allows you to print your XML documents and includes a Print Preview feature, as well as some specialized printing options. For example, you have the option to print selections of text rather than the whole document,you can choose to include line numbers, and you can print a document in its folded (collapsed) state.