Oxygen XML Web Author Releases

Released: Jul 12, 2021

Updates in V23.1.1 Build ID: 2021070608


Concurrent Editing

  • Concurrent Editing has now passed the BETA phase and is now a fully implemented and permanent part of the visual editor in Oxygen XML Web Author.


  • Customize the Authoring Experience During Concurrent Editing Sessions - A new sync.api.ConcurrentEditingManagerEventType.ROOM_CREATED event is now triggered when a Concurrent Editing Session is created. Integrators can use it to customize the UI or the state of certain functionality when concurrent editing is triggered...

Released: Apr 22, 2021

Updates in V23.1.0.1 Build ID: 2021041612


Web Author PDF Plugin

  • Fixed an issue where the editor was blocked after the Print PDF action was invoked via its corresponding shortcut.
  • Fixed an issue where the Export as PDF and Print actions led to corrupted PDF files.

Web Author

  • Fixed an issue where the logging configuration was ignored on WebSphere Liberty.


  • Fixed an issue where the WebappEditingSessionLifecycleListener extension was not invoked when another extension threw a runtime exception.

Monitoring Plugin

  • Fixed a WebSphere...

Released: Mar 4, 2021

Updates in V23.1


DITA Authoring

  • Outline Pane Supports Maps Opened with Editable Referenced Content - When opening a DITA map with all of the referenced topic content expanded and editable, the referenced topic content is now also displayed in the Outline Pane. This is helpful for visualizing the XML structure and offers a quick way to navigate through content of the entire map.

Concurrent Editing

  • Concurrent Editing Support Optimized - The Concurrent Editing feature that provides the ability for multiple...

Released: Dec 22, 2020

Updates in V23.0 Build ID: 2020122201


  • Toolbars: When in Review view mode, with a hidden app bar, the built-in toolbar is now displayed next to the Review toolbar.
  • Component update: Updated the Apache Shiro library to version 1.7.0.


  • Test Server Add-On: Fixed issues regarding the compatibility of the add-on with older versions of Oxygen XML Editor.
  • Shared Editing Session: Fixed an issue where deletions failed on large documents while in a shared editing session.
  • Shared Editing Session: Fixed an issue where the name of...

Released: Nov 19, 2020

Updates in V23.0


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...

Released: Sep 4, 2020

Updates in V22.1 Build ID: 2020090400


  • Added a new option force.cookies.samesite.none that allows users to host a Web Author server inside an iframe even when it is on a domain different from the parent page. This option was added as a result of the new default cookie policy in browsers that sets the SameSite attribute of cookies to Lax.


  • Author/DITA map: Fixed an issue where changing the display mode for a DITA map stopped working after a new topic reference was inserted.
  • Author/DITA map: Fixed an issue where changing...

Released: Jul 30, 2020

Updates in V22.1 Build ID: 2020072412


  • Component update: Updated the Apache Shiro library to version 1.5.3
  • Web Author/Git: Added support for the "." special branch name in Git submodules.


  • Author/Rendering: Fixed an issue that appeared when content was copied from the editor and a StylesFilter set through the API returned null styles for pseudo-elements.
  • Author/Rendering: Fixed a rendering issue that happened when text was inserted inside a review comment.
  • Author/Rendering: Fixed an issue where the mutated nodes...

Released: May 19, 2020

Updates in V22.1


Outline Pane

  • General - Web Author now includes an Outline pane that offers a quick way to navigate through the document, gives you insight about the location of your modifications, shows the hierarchical dependencies between elements, and makes it easy to visualize the XML structure.
  • Display Modes - The Outline pane includes two display modes that can be selected using a drop-down menu at the top-right of the pane. Contents mode displays the information in the pane like a table of...

Released: Apr 2, 2020

Updates in V22 Build ID: 2020040221


  • Security: Updated Apache Tomcat to 9.0.31.
  • Git plugin: An admin can now provide a list of default Git repositories that will be presented to the users who connect to Git using the generic Git connector.
  • Git support: Web Author can now follow relative links pointing to different Git repositories.


  • Author/Rendering: Fixed an issue where sentinels configured using "-oxy-display-tags: none" (in a CSS) were rendered after a document was edited.
  • Author/API: Fixed an issue where the API...

Released: Feb 12, 2020

Updates in V22


General Editing improvements

  • Text-to-Markup Automatic Conversions - Some built-in frameworks have shortcut patterns that can be used to automatically insert a certain XML structure. The XML structure (fragment) automatically replaces a specific prefix pattern.
  • Improvements to the Reuse Content and Cross Reference Dialog Boxes - When inserting content references, or cross references, the preview pane now loads the whole document and you can select the element you want to reference...