Oxygen XML Web Author V23.0

Adds concurrent editing support.
November 20, 2020 - 11:53
New Version

Features

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.
  • 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.
  • 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 Microsoft 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.

Publishing

  • 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.

Git

  • 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.
  • 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.

Customization

  • 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.

Other

  • 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.

API

  • Code Completion for JavaScript API - API definition files are now available and can be configured in a JavaScript IDE (e.g. JetBrains 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

  • The Apache Shiro library was updated to version 1.6.0.
  • Updated the Apache Tomcat in the installers to version 9.0.37.
  • Web Author now only supports GitLab version 9.5.10 or later.
  • Updated the JQuery library to version 3.5.1.
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