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    25.0.0
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    24.0.0
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What's New in Oxygen XML Web Author 25.0.0

October 13, 2022

Version 25.0.0 of Oxygen XML Web Author continues to bolster the innovative web-based XML authoring tool with more enhancements and additions. This major release offers improvements to the general user interface, new DITA authoring features, more customization possibilities, refinements to concurrent editing sessions, performance tweaks, as well as various bug fixes and component updates.

User Interface Improvements

Control Indentation in Code Blocks

It is now easier for you to add indentation in code blocks by using the Tab or Shift+Tab keyboard shortcuts.
Control Indentation in Code Blocks

Select an Element, its Content, or its Parent Element

A Select submenu was added in the contextual menu that contains actions for selecting an Element, its Content, or its Parent element.
Select an Element, its Content, or its Parent Element

Image Map Editor is Now Available for XHTML Documents

The image map editor is now available for XHTML documents, thus providing an easy way to create hyperlinks in various areas within an image.
Image Map Editor is Now Available for XHTML Documents

Smart Paste Improvements

Various tweaks were made in the mappings for the Smart Paste mechanism. For example, pasting HTML code into a codeblock now only inserts the text content, pasting multiple paragraphs no longer merges them into a single paragraph, xrefs are no longer inserted when pasting links, and more.

DITA Authoring

Enable Inline Insertion Actions in DITA Maps

A new Inline insertion actions CSS style is now available in the Choose style dialog box (in the Additional styles section) when editing a DITA map in the visual editor that makes it easier for you to insert new topic references. Enabling this style renders an insertion widget in locations in the map document where a new topic reference can be inserted.
Enable Inline Insertion Actions in DITA Maps

Set the Syntax Highlight Language for Codeblocks Using a New In-place Action

When a DITA topic contains a <codeblock> element, an in-place pop-up action can be used to easily change or set a syntax highlight language (@outputclass attribute) for the code block content.
Set the Syntax Highlight Language for Codeblocks Using a New In-place Action

Outline Pane Available for DITA Maps

The Outline pane (which displays a general tag overview of the currently open document) is now available when you are editing DITA map documents.
Outline Pane Available for DITA Maps

Topic References in the DITA Maps Manager Collapsed by Default

Topic reference nodes are now collapsed by default in the DITA Maps Manager pane, making it effortless for you to navigate and explore large or complex maps.

Floating Toolbar Now Includes Link Actions

It is now easier than ever to insert cross references, file references, or web links with the addition of link actions in the floating toolbar.
Floating Toolbar Now Includes Link Actions

Customization and Integration

Add Button Groups to the Floating Toolbar

The oxy_buttonGroup form control is now supported on the floating toolbar. This form control provides a drop-down menu with buttons that are used to invoke specific actions. For details on how to configure the floating toolbar, see the documentation of the -oxy-floating-toolbar property.

Implement Image Map Support in Custom Frameworks

In addition to support for image maps being added in XHTML documents, it is now also possible to implement the image map feature in custom frameworks. For more details, see Implementing Image Map Support in a Custom Framework.

Concurrent Editing

Sessions Resume Seamlessly After Connection Loss

You are now able to seamlessly resume a concurrent editing session when the connection is lost for a short period of time (for example, if you lose internet connection or the computer goes into sleep mode, the session will resume seamlessly after the connection is re-established).

Performance Enhancements

Cached Content Reference Targets Load Faster

Performance was improved when opening files with repeated content references (@conref) by storing the target file in a cache so that the files now load faster.

Component Updates

Jackson Databind 2.13.2.2

Updated the Jackson Databind library to version 2.13.2.2.

Apache Shiro 1.9.1

Updated the Apache Shiro library to version 1.9.1.

RESTEasy 4.7.7.Final

Updated the RESTEasy component to version 4.7.7.Final.

API

New Method to Open Links

The API allows not to open a link using the new openLink method that was added to the Workspace API class.