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Oxygen XML Editor 7.0

Related Versions:

January 13, 2006


Continuous Validation   [read more...]

Oxygen can be configured to continuously report validation errors in an edited document as you modify it. By selecting the Enable automatic validation option, validation errors will automatically be displayed as you type, after a configurable delay.

Error Markers and Overview Ruler   [read more...]

The location of errors, including those that are generated by continuous validation, are marked in-place with an underline. The error locations are also marked in red on the right side of the editing view, in an overview ruler that allows you to quickly navigate between the errors.

Support for Caching When Validating Against Schemas

By default the validate action will cache the parsed schemas. There is also a "Reset cache and validate" action provided to allow revalidation in development environments when the schema is changed.

Multiple External Validation Engines   [read more...]

Oxygen has built-in support for various external validation engines, including Xerces, LIBXML, XSV, Saxon SA, MSXML4.0, MSXML .NET and SQC.

Ignore the DTD for Validation if Other Schema is Specified

It is now possible to use the DTD for entities support with any schema type (in version 6.2 this was possible only with XML Schema).

External Validation Against DTDs

It is possible to validate against a DTD even if the DTD is not specified inside the document.

Associate DTDs for Validation Using the External Schema Association Rules

In version 6.2 the external associated DTDs were used only for content completion assistance. They are now also used for validation.

Support for CSS Validation   [read more...]

Various CSS profiles are supported (CSS2, CSS3, etc.), as well as various media types (for instance, 'Braille' or 'screen'). You can also choose the verbosity level of the validation warnings.

The validation results are descriptive and in accordance with the W3C specifications. Along with the automatic validation feature, spotting and fixing errors in the Oxygen CSS editor is a simple task.


XPath-Aware Content Completion Assistant

Editing XPath expressions for the "match", "select", or "test" attributes is not always straight forward. Oxygen XSLT Editor makes this task easier by showing the proposed list of XPath functions in the Content Completion Assistant, all documented with sections from the W3C specifications.

If you have configured a scenario for the edited stylesheet, then the proposal list contains also the names of the elements from the input document that are currently accepted in the XPath expression.

Support for XPath Default Namespace

For XPath 2.0 queries the XPath default namespace can be configured/automatically detected and used to write XPath queries.

XPath Execution in the Context of the Current Element   [read more...]

The XPath expressions are evaluated from the context of the current element, thus relative expressions can be evaluated in various contexts.


XSLT Input Document View

This view displays the tree structure of the XML document set as input for the current stylesheet in the associated transformation scenario.

You can create templates or other XSLT snippets by dragging the nodes from the tree into the stylesheet. The generated XPath expressions are context aware.

Search XSLT References

This search is performed for any XSLT component that has references (variables, functions, named templates, attribute sets, etc.) The search scope can be the current file, the project, or all the imported/included files starting from the current file or from a specified file.

Search XSLT Declarations

This search is performed for any XSLT component that has declarations (variables, functions, named templates, attribute sets, etc.) The search scope can be the current file, the project, all the imported/included files starting from the current file or from a specified file.

Search XSLT Occurrences

This provides a quick retrieval of all the declarations and references of a component in the current file.

Rename XSLT Occurrences

This allows renaming XSLT components such as variables, templates, functions, etc. The user is fully in control of the changes as the modified files are presented in a Diff view that allows inspecting all the changes that will be done before actually performing them. The scope can be the current file, the project, all the imported/included files starting from the current file or from a specified file.

Create XSLT Stylesheet from Selection

The selection is placed in a new stylesheet that is then included in the current stylesheet.

Create XSLT Template from Selection

The selection is placed in a named template and is replaced with a call-template instruction. The variables and parameters used inside the selection will be passed as template parameters.

Apply the Transformation Scenarios for Multiple Files in One Action

From the Project view it is possible to select multiple files and apply their associated transformation scenarios on each one.

Apply a Specified Transformation Scenario on a Set of Files

From the Project view a set of files can be selected then a transformation scenario will be selected and applied on each of the selected files.

Allow Configuring the XSLT Transformer Options Through Oxygen Preferences

Processor specific options for Saxon, XSLTProc, MSXML and MSXML.NET can be configured through the Oxygen preferences.

Support the System.Xml 2.0 Transformer

The .NET 2.0 framework transformer can now be used from Oxygen.

Support for the Latest Version of Saxon 8

Saxon 8.6.1 from Saxonica (http://www.saxonica.com) is now supported.


XQuery Debugging Perspective   [read more...]

Save time when developing complicated XQuery expressions by using the Oxygen XQuery debugger. Oxygen can debug and profile expressions run over MarkLogic or Berkeley XML databases, or using the Saxon EE processors.

XQuery Profiler   [read more...]

You can profile your XQuery queries to identify the performance issues by using two comprehensive data views of the activated templates: an Invocation Tree view and a Hotspots view. The profiling information can be saved to XML or HTML formats.

Profiling is available only for the Saxon XQuery processor that is bundled with Oxygen.

Schema Editors

Schema Components View

The schema components were moved from the schema editor in a dockable view called the Schema Components view.

Content Completion Assistant

Support for Showing Recent Content Items   [read more...]

The proposals that have previously been used are promoted at the top of the content completion list, thus allowing for efficient re-use. For example, when editing an XSLT stylesheet, you use a small fraction from the entire set of XSLT and HTML elements. By sorting the recently used proposals to appear at the top of the list, it makes it easier to find them the next time you want to use them.

Handling of Namespace Prefixes

The namespace prefixes are presented first in the list of proposals for elements, thus making editing really easy for documents that use prefixes for elements.

Present #ID URI Fragments for anyURI Attribute Values

When an attribute value is of type anyURI (in both XML Schema and Relax NG schema) Oxygen will present proposals of the form #ID for each defined ID value in the document.

Look for Type Annotations if the Elements or Attributes Don't Have Annotations

When editing documents against an XML Schema Oxygen will look as deep as needed in the type hierarchy for an element type or an attribute type if the respective element or attribute do not have an annotation and will present the first encountered annotation next to the content completion proposal.

The Content Completion Assistant Displays Element Values When Using a Relax NG Schema

The element values support in the Content Completion Assistant was extended to work also when the document is edited against a Relax NG schema.

Support for Presenting the xsi:nil Attribute for Nillable Elements

If an element is defined as nillable in the associated XML Schema, Oxygen offers the xsi:nill attribute through the Content Completion Assistant for possible attributes for that element.

Improved CSS Content Completion Assistance   [read more...]

The Content Completion Assistant provides property values associated with the property name. All the property names are annotated with descriptions from the CSS specification.


Dockable Editors   [read more...]

Not only can the views be moved around the interface but the editors can also be arranged inside the overall editing area.

Additionally, each editor can be split horizontally or vertically. Splitting an editor allows you to easily copy or move text and markup between two sections of the same document.

Split Editor in Two

It is possible to have two editors on the same file side by side so you can edit a different location in a file while looking at some other location in the same file in the other editor.

The Find Dialog Box is not Modal

The Find dialog box now allows going to the editor while it is still open and then allows resuming the search.

Configurable GUI Fonts

It is possible to specify the fonts to be used not only for editor but also for GUI text components and for the other GUI components. This allows having a user-friendly and accessible application even on configurations with a very large DPI setting.

All the Result Views Allow Both Table and Tree Layouts

The information presented in the Results view (for instance, the errors after a validation action) can be presented either in a table layout or in a tree layout that groups the messages by system ID. Also support for removing the selected items or all the items in a view is provided.

Close Icons for the Editor Tabs

Editor tabs can be easily closed not only with a middle click but also using the X close icon that appears in each editor tab.

Folding Support for JavaScript and CSS

The folding is now based on curly brackets.


Allow Different Element Colors Depending on XML Prefix

This allows, for instance, to have the XSLT elements in a different color than the result elements, or the XML Schema elements different from the elements used inside annotations.

Automatic Insertion of Ending Quotes or Apostrophes

If a starting quote or apostrophe is entered the ending quote, respectively apostrophe is automatically inserted.

Image Preview View   [read more...]

Images can be viewed in an image preview panel. It supports GIF, JPG, PNG, BMP and SVG images.

Information View   [read more...]

The Information view shows messages for what happens behind the scenes (for instance, when a validation is performed, it informs you of what file was validated and the schema it was validated against).

Properties View   [read more...]

The Properties view shows information about the current editor (file name, encoding, number of characters, indent size, etc.)

Open a File with a User-Specified Editor

No matter what editor a file is associated to it can be opened with a specified Oxygen editor using the Project view contextual "Open As" action.

Spell-Checking Corrections on a Misspelled Word

When a word is identified as misspelled by the spelling as-you-type support and is highlighted on the screen, the possible correct replacements of that word are displayed on the contextual menu.

XInclude Shorthand Pointers

Support xml:id to define XInclude shorthand pointers for included document fragments that do not use DTDs.

More Select Actions on the Contextual Menu

Two more select actions were added: select parent and select attributes.

Support for Floating License over Internet (not only on a Local Network)

There is available a license server that can be installed. The floating license keys can be dropped there and the applications can be directed to the license server to get a license from.

Support for Custom Protocol Plugin

It is possible to write a plugin for handling a custom protocol. For instance, you can have a plugin to handle the CVS protocol, thus providing support in Oxygen to access files on a CVS server.