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What's New in Oxygen XML Web Author 23.0.0

November 19, 2020

Related versions: 23.1.0     23.1.1    

Version 23 of Oxygen XML Web Author continues to bolster the innovative web-based authoring tool. This release brings a lot of exciting new features, productivity enhancements, and customization possibilities to the ever-expanding online XML authoring community.

Authoring teams now have the ability to edit and review content concurrently, DITA users can now open a DITA map with all referenced topics expanded and editable in one single document, and it is now possible to download and print a PDF preview of the current document.

Other highlights include a new dynamic floating toolbar and other general editing productivity enhancements, Bitbucket Server is now supported, the Git commit workflow was improved, new customization possibilities and features for integrators, as well as various API additions, bug fixes, and component updates.

General Editing

Concurrent Editing Support

Authoring teams now have the ability to edit and review content concurrently. You can share your editing session by sending its URL to other collaborators and then you and your colleagues can edit and review the same document simultaneously. Each user can see the changes made by other users, and vice versa, in real-time. The concurrent editing session continues as long as you keep the document open and the person who originally shared the session is the only one who can save the document.
Concurrent Editing Support

Floating Toolbar Provides Quicker Access to Common Editing Actions

You can now quickly invoke context-specific common actions. They are available in a floating toolbar that pops up when you select content. For example, if you select content inside a paragraph element, the floating toolbar includes common styling actions such as Bold, Italic, Underline, Subscript, Superscript, and others.
Floating Toolbar Provides Quicker Access to Common Editing Actions

Copy Content and Paste as HTML

You can now copy content from documents in Web Author and paste it into an external application (such as a Word document or email) and the HTML structure is preserved.

Ctrl+Click Opens Links

It is now easier to open links within documents, simply by using the Ctrl+Click shortcut. It opens the target of the link in a new browser tab.

Author Mode Search Performance Optimized

When using find/replace operations in Author mode, the performance was improved, particularly for very large documents with numerous matches.

DITA Authoring

Edit DITA Maps with Content Expanded

The DITA Map Display Mode drop-down menu now has a new option called Edit Topic Content. This displays the DITA map with its content from all referenced topics expanded and you can edit the referenced content directly in one single document. When editing a map in this mode, the editor provides actions for both editing topic content and map content. When you commit or save the map, all the modified topics are also saved.
Edit DITA Maps with Content Expanded


Preview Content as PDF

You now have the ability to preview Web Author content as PDF. You can either print the current document and a PDF will be generated or you can download the current document as PDF. The Oxygen PDF Chemistry engine is used behind the scenes to produce the PDF and it is customizable using CSS.
Preview Content as PDF


Support for Bitbucket Server Integrations

You can commit changes in a document to your Bitbucket repository, and after a successful commit, you then have the option to view it on the Bitbucket server.
Support for Bitbucket Server Integrations

Special Branch Name "." is Now Supported

When tracking updates in the upstream submodule, a special value "." can be used to indicate that the name of the branch in the submodule should be the same name as the current branch in the current repository.

Option to Add a Signed-Off-By Message When Committing on Git

A new option (Allow users to add a Signed-off-by trailer to commit messages) can be enabled in an organization's Git configuration that offers users the option to specify a person who signed off on the commit when adding a commit message.


Edit Referenced Content Directly Within a DITA Map

The new editReferencesInPlace loading option can be used to enable in-place editing of the content of referenced topics within a DITA map.

Host Web Author Inside an iframe on a Different Domain than the Parent Page

A new force.cookies.samesite.none option is now supported to allow users to host a Web Author server inside an iframe even when it is on a domain different from the parent page.

URL Parameter to Show Topic Titles When Opening a DITA Map

A new URL parameter (showTopicTitles) can be used to have topic titles resolved and displayed when opening a DITA map. It is the same behavior as when View Topic Titles is selected in the DITA map display mode drop-down (displays the map with both titles and topic references shown).

Enable Multiple Children of a Folded Element to be Visible

A new loading option (multipleNonFoldedChildren) was added. When set to true, it enables multiple children of a folded element to remain visible. The tag names of these elements are specified by the -oxy-not-foldable-child CSS property. For more details, see Customizing the Editor Using Loading Options.


Support for Using a Service Account for CMIS Servers

When used in a secure environment, Web Author now offers the option for users to connect to a CMIS server without logging in. They would use a service account configured in the server options by a system administrator.


Code Completion for JavaScript API

API definition files are now available and can be configured in a JavaScript IDE (e.g. WebStorm) to offer content completion and documentation for the Web Author API.

New JavaScript API Method to Work With Pseudo-Classes

The sync.api.dom.Element.hasPseudoClass() method was added for testing if a pseudo-class is set on an element.

New JavaScript API to Find a Common Ancestor

The sync.api.dom.findCommonAncestor JavaScript API was added for finding the common ancestor from a list of sync.api.dom.Node.

Component Updates

Apache Shiro 1.6.0

The Apache Shiro library was updated to version 1.6.0.

Apache Tomcat 9.0.37

Updated the Apache Tomcat in the installers to version 9.0.37.

GitLab 9.5.10

Web Author now only supports GitLab version 9.5.10 or later.

JQuery 3.5.1

Updated the JQuery library to version 3.5.1.