• 2024

    Version 26.0 - October 11, 2023
  • 25.1
    Version 25.1 - March 16, 2023
  • 2023

    Version 25.0 - October 13, 2022
  • 24.1
    Version 24.1 - March 7, 2022
  • 2022

    Version 24.0 - October 18, 2021
  • 23.1
    Version 23.1 - March 4, 2021
  • 2021

    Version 23.0 - November 19, 2020
  • 22.1
    Version 22.1 - May 19, 2020
  • 22.0
    Version 22.0 - February 12, 2020
  • 2020

    Version 21.1 - May 23, 2019
  • 21.0
    Version 21.0 - February 22, 2019
  • 2019

    Version 20.1 - June 15, 2018
  • 20.0
    Version 20.0 - March 16, 2018
  • 2018

  • 19.0
    Version 19.1 - September 29, 2017
    Version 19.0 - April 5, 2017
  • 2017

  • 18.0
    Version 18.1 - October 18, 2016
    Version 18.0 - April 21, 2016
  • 2016

  • 17.0
    Version 17.1 - October 20, 2015
    Version 17.0 - May 5, 2015
  • 2015

  • 16.0
    Version 16.1 - October 7, 2014
    Version 16.0 - May 20, 2014
  • 2014

  • 15.0
    Version 15.2 - January 22, 2014
    Version 15.1 - October 7, 2013
    Version 15.0 - June 7, 2013
  • 2013

  • 14.0
    Version 14.2 - February 13, 2013
    Version 14.1 - October 19, 2012
    Version 14.0 - June 27, 2012
  • 2012

  • 13.0
    Version 13.2 - January 12, 2012
    Version 13.1 - October 26, 2011
    Version 13.0 - August 29, 2011
  • 2011

    Version 12.2 - May 19, 2011
    Version 12.1 - January 12, 2011
    Version 12.0 - September 14, 2010
  • 2010

  • 11.0
    Version 11.2 - March 16, 2010
    Version 11.1 - December 17, 2009
    Version 11.0 - October 9, 2009
  • 2009

    Version 10.3 - June 29, 2009
    Version 10.2 - April 15, 2009
    Version 10.1 - February 25, 2009
    Version 10.0 - October 23, 2008
  • 2008

  • 9.0
    Version 9.3 - July 2, 2008
    Version 9.2 - May 9, 2008
    Version 9.1 - December 18, 2007
    Version 9.0 - November 2, 2007
  • 2007

    Version 8.2 - May 7, 2007
    Version 8.1 - January 25, 2007
    Version 8.0 - November 20, 2006
  • 7.0
    Version 7.2 - June 6, 2006
    Version 7.1 - March 2, 2006
    Version 7.0 - January 13, 2006
  • 2006

  • 6.0
    Version 6.2 - September 19, 2005
    Version 6.1 - July 19, 2005
    Version 6.0 - May 22, 2005
  • 2005

    Version 5.1 - January 18, 2005
    Version 5.0 - October 15, 2004
  • 4.0
    Version 4.2 - July 15, 2004
    Version 4.1 - June 10, 2004
    Version 4.0 - April 30, 2004
  • 3.0
    Version 3.1 - February 6, 2004
    Version 3.0 - January 14, 2004
  • 2004

  • 2.0
    Version 2.0.4 - September 19, 2003
    Version 2.0.3 - August 14, 2003
    Version 2.0.2 - June 9, 2003
    Version 2.0.1 - May 15, 2003
    Version 2.0 - April 2, 2003
  • 2003

  • 1.0
    Version 1.2.4 - December 17, 2002
    Version 1.2.3 - November 27, 2002
    Version 1.2.2 - October 22, 2002
    Version 1.2.1 - September 27, 2002
    Version 1.2 - June 27, 2002
    Version 1.1.9 - June 15, 2002
    Version 1.1.8 - June 5, 2002
    Version 1.1.7 - May 27, 2002
    Version 1.1.6 - May 24, 2002
    Version 1.1.5 - May 20, 2002
    Version 1.1 - May 15, 2002
    Version 1.0 - April 15, 2002

Oxygen XML Editor 9.2

May 9, 2008

Related version: 9.0     9.1     9.2     9.3    

Oxygen XML Author Product

Special Version Suited for Authoring

The Oxygen XML Author is available both as a separate product (standalone and Eclipse plugin) and also as a part of Oxygen XML Editor. It keeps only the relevant authoring features of Oxygen XML Editor enhancing the authors productivity by providing a clean and easy-to-use interface specially suited for content authors. The exact features included in Oxygen XML Author are described in the feature matrix.

DITA Editor

DITA Maps Manager   [read more...]

DITA maps are key components for authoring DITA content. Managing these files and their referenced topics is an important feature for a DITA editor.

The DITA Maps Manager in Oxygen allows you to view and edit DITA map files. It also acts as a type of project manager application, allowing you to easily open and manage topics, tasks, and concepts. The DITA Maps Manager is displayed each time you open a .ditamap file in Oxygen and it will appear as a tab in the same panel as the Project view. Double-clicking a file reference that is listed in a DITA map, opens that file in the editor.

Integrated DITA Open Toolkit   [read more...]

The tools used to generate output in a multitude of formats (XHTML, PDF, HTML, JavaHelp, Eclipse Help, etc.) are ready-to-use out-of-the-box, and Oxygen includes the latest version of the DITA-OT.

Power users have the ability to fine tune transformations by using advanced options (for example, specifying parameters for the ANT build files, filtering content using a DITAVAL file or Profiling Condition Set, providing a custom build file, etc.)

Integrated the Idiom FO Plugin for DITA Open Toolkit

You can generate high quality PDF output using the PDF2 transformation scenario. It uses the Idiom FO plugin that comes installed in the DITA Open Toolkit bundled in Oxygen. The plugin transforms a DITA map to PDF using the XEP or Antenna House processors - depending on which of them is configured in Oxygen XML Editor - or the built-in Apache FOP processor.

Support for Content References   [read more...]

Content referencing is a convenient DITA mechanism for content re-use from other topics or maps. You can easily insert direct references (conref) or indirect references (conkeyref) in a DITA document using the Reuse Content action (available on the toolbar and in the contextual menu). It allows you to choose the source of the reusable content and target ID of specific elements within the source.

There is also support for inserting content references through the Conref Push mechanism. Oxygen also supports inserting direct and related links, based on cross references, file references, or Web links, and includes other helpful actions for working with content references and reusable components.

Displaying Resolved DITA Content in the Editor   [read more...]

The XML content referenced with DITA conrefs are presented in-place as a read-only block that can be collapsed or expanded. Therefore, Oxygen shows you a picture of the entire XML document with all the XML references resolved.


In-Place View of the Included XML Content

Similar to the DITA conref support, the XML content included using XInclude or external entities is presented in place as a read-only block that can be collapsed/expanded.

Document Navigation Using Links

With the navigation links support, it is easy to go from a DITA conref to the referenced content, from a DocBook link to the target element, or from an XInclude reference to the included content, with just a single click.

Support for Creating Chinese, Japanese, Korean (CJK) Content   [read more...]

The input methods for CJK text are fully supported. The editor displays the composed text in a pop-up window when the inserted characters belong to the CJK code pages. The composed text is shown in the context of the document that it belongs to, in a style that indicates that the text still needs to be converted or confirmed by the user.

Wrapping of CJK Text

The wrapping of CJK (Chinese Japanese Korean) text in the Author mode of Oxygen XML Editor takes into account some rules for wrapping at punctuation marks in East Asian languages. For example, in CJK text a punctuation mark cannot be the first character of a line.

Presentation Modes for XML Tags

Two additional presentation modes for the XML tags were added to the Author editing mode. One mode displays both the start tag and the end tag of each XML element including the attributes using small graphical symbols. The other mode displays the start tag and the end tag of the inline XML elements but hides the tags of block elements.

Content Completion Proposals for Element Values

When the content model of an XML element allows a specific set of values defined with an enumeration type then the content completion list includes those enumeration values.

Control How to Combine the CSS Specified in the Document with the Default CSS of the Document Type

The developer of a document type can decide if the CSS stylesheets specified inside a document (using xml-stylesheet processing instructions) will replace the default CSS stylesheets or will be merged with them. This is useful for XML documents where it is needed to change only the styles for several elements, and leave the default styles for the rest (the XHTML documents, for instance).

CSS Functions

For allowing greater flexibility in presenting the generated content in the visual mode Oxygen provides a set of additional CSS functions. The replace function allows to replace all occurrences of a string with another (regular expressions are supported), the document-url function returns the full URL of the document and the parent-url function returns the parent directory URL of another URL.

Extend Selection to the Ancestor XML Elements

The action Select Content applied repeatedly starts with selecting the XML element from the cursor position and extends the selection to the ancestor XML elements. Each execution of the action extends the current selection to the surrounding element.

Enhancement for Foldable Elements

When a foldable element is collapsed it is possible to show a title of that collapsed element. This enhancement makes it possible to have the title content extracted from an attribute value rather than using only an element value. If the CSS stylesheet sets the custom foldable property of an XML element but it does not set the custom not-foldable-child property then at the time the element is collapsed only the before pseudo element is visible in the Author mode of Oxygen XML Editor.

Find All Elements Action   [read more...]

The Find All Elements action is available in all the XML editing modes (Text, Author, and Grid). It provides an easy way to search for XML elements using a tag name, attribute name, or attribute value.

Text Editing Mode of the XML Editor

Automatic Editing of the Matching End-Tag   [read more...]

It is easy to rename elements in Oxygen. When the start-tag of an XML element is edited, the matching end-tag is automatically changed, thus keeping the XML document "well-formed" and saving you a few keystrokes.

Better Drag-and-Drop Support

The drag-and-drop actions can now also be executed on a selection including multiple nodes of a tree. This is available for the DITA Maps Manager, SVN Working Copy, and Outline view.

Option for Preserving the Formatting of Embedded JavaScript or CSS Code

Embedded scripts or CSS styles are automatically formatted by specific JavaScript and CSS formatters. Sometimes it is desired to keep the original formatting of these embedded scripts or CSS styles. An option was added for preserving the formatting.

Database Support

Database Access Through WebDAV

A database connection can be set up to browse the database collections and access the data in read/write mode through WebDAV. Any database with a WebDAV interface can be accessed in Oxygen XML Editor (for example, MarkLogic and Tamino).

Select the Initial XML eXist Collection or the Initial Tamino Database

When a database connection is set up the user can choose the initial XML collection which will be accessed through that connection. This support is offered only for the Tamino and eXist databases.

XML Schema Improvements

Custom Schema for XML Schema Annotations   [read more...]

XML Schemas contain annotations for providing additional information, such as documentation or application-specific information. For instance, a schema might contain documentation for its components in XHTML or Schematron embedded rules. You can specify a schema for these annotations and Oxygen will use that for providing content completion proposals.

Schematron Improvements

Option for Using Saxon EE (Schema Aware) for Schematron   [read more...]

XPath 2.0 checks, used in an ISO Schematron schema or Schematron 1.5 schema, can optionally be executed with Saxon EE, instead of Saxon B, in order to access the schema-aware features of Saxon EE. The Saxon EE processor is an extension of the Saxon B processor and is bundled with the Oxygen software packages.

Other Improvements

Stop Execution of an External Tool

When the execution of an external tool is too long you can stop its execution.

Check References to XML Schema Elements in WSDL Messages

When a WSDL document is validated there is an additional verification: the references to the XML elements used in the defined messages are checked to see if they point to valid XML elements defined in the types section of the WSDL document.

NTLM Authentication

Oxygen supports NTLM authentication.

Component Updates

Updated the Saxon 9 XSLT / XQuery Processor

The Saxon 9 XSLT and XQuery processor was updated to the latest version: Both Saxon 9 Basic and Schema Aware versions are supported, including XSLT and XQuery debugging and profiling, and schema validation. For the Schema Aware version you need a separate license from Saxonica.

Updated the DocBook XML Framework

The OASIS DocBook XML Schemas were updated to the version 5.0. The DocBook XSL stylesheets were updated to the version 1.73.2 which is namespace aware.

Updated DITA Open Toolkit

The DITA Open Toolkit was updated in the Oxygen XML editor DITA authoring framework to the latest version

Support for Latest Version of Berkeley DB XML

Version 2.4.11 of the Berkeley DB XML native XML database is now supported.

Updated the XQuery Documentation Tool

The version 1.6 of the XQDoc tool can be used for generating HTML documentation for XQuery documents.

Updated the XML Security Component

The Apache XML security library was updated to the version 1.4.1. It is used for the canonicalization of XML documents and for digital signatures of XML documents.