Oxygen XML Editor Enterprise V20.1

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6月 18, 2018 - 14:43



  • Add-On for the New Content Fusion Collaboration Platform - A free add-on is now available that connects Oxygen XML Editor/Author to an Oxygen Content Fusion server. Once installed, a task manager view is available in Oxygen XML Editor/Author where you can create review tasks that will include documents to be uploaded for review. You can share a URL to such a task with your collaborators, who will be able to review or contribute to that content in their browser. Finally, you can easily integrate the remote changes back into the original files in Oxygen XML Editor/Author.

DITA Authoring

  • Improved DITA Reusable Components View - The Components tab now includes an option to switch to a Compact mode, thus presenting more components in the visible area. The search for reusable components was optimized to increase its speed.
  • More Validate and Check for Completeness Checks - Various improvements and fixes were added to the DITA map validate and check for completeness functionality. For example, it now reports if you have topic references inside a map reference (such topics will be ignored by DITA-OT during publishing).
  • Resolve References - A new action called Replace All References with Content is available when editing DITA documents. It replaces all referenced fragments (keyrefs, conrefs, or conkeyrefs) in the current document with the actual referenced content.
  • Extract Topic References into a New DITA Map - An Extract to New DITA Map refactoring action was added in the DITA Maps Manager, available from the contextual menu. It creates a new DITA map, inserts the selected topic references inside the new map and the selected topic references from the initial map are replaced with a reference to the newly created map.
  • Convert Nested Topics to New Topics - A Convert nested topics to new topics refactoring action was added in the DITA Maps Manager, available from the contextual menu. It detects the inner topics in a DITA topic and extracts them as new topic files, removes them from the topic, and adds topic references to the newly created topics, as children of the corresponding topic, in the map.
  • Preview and Convert Markdown to DITA Using Lightweight DITA Standards - The DITA preview of the Markdown editor is synchronized with the DITA Open Toolkit used for publishing. For example, you can add DITA-OT 3.x support by installing our special add-on and then select it as the default publishing engine in the DITA preferences page. Afterwards, if a DITA Map opened in the DITA Maps Manager contains a topic reference to a Markdown file, you can change the value of its format attribute to mdita. Then, when you open that document in Oxygen, the DITA Preview pane will show the Markdown content obtained by converting it according to the Lightweight DITA MDITA encoding rules. Converting the Markdown file to DITA will apply the same conversion rules.
  • Alternate Style for Hiding Prolog Section - The Styles drop-down menu now includes an alternate style labeled + Hide Prolog that can be selected to hide the DITA prolog element when rendering documents in Author mode.

DITA CSS-based PDF Publishing

  • PDF Output based on HTML5 and CSS - The new DITA Map PDF - based on HTML5 & CSS transformation scenario can be used to convert DITA maps to PDF. This scenario uses an HTML5 intermediate format similar to the one generated for the WebHelp transformation. It makes it possible to reuse the CSS styles between the two transformations.
  • Publishing Templates for PDF Transformations - You have the ability to create publishing templates and to use them in the DITA Map PDF - based on HTML5 & CSS transformation scenario. The same publishing template package (CSS files, media resources, XSLT extensions) can now contain both PDF and WebHelp Responsive customizations allowing you to easily bundle and share both customizations as a single publishing template. You can find more details in the technical documentation.

DITA to Responsive WebHelp

  • Accessibility Support - Oxygen XML WebHelp Responsive is compliant with the Section 508 accessibility standard, making the output accessible for people with disabilities. All the WebHelp Responsive components (such as the menu or table of contents) are designed to comply with the accessibility rules. The Oxygen user's manual contains some writing guidelines to help with creating accessible documentation.
  • HTML5 - WebHelp now uses XSLT stylesheets from the DITA-OT HTML5 plugin to generate output instead of the XHTML plugin.
  • WebHelp Responsive Macros - WebHelp Responsive now supports macros that allow you to insert variable text inside the output pages. More specifically, what you can add includes: localized content, system properties, environment variables, timestamps, and XPath expressions executed over the current DITA map or topic.
  • Contribute JavaScript AMD Modules in the Output - WebHelp Responsive now provides the ability to contribute custom JavaScript Asynchronous Module Definition (AMD) resources in the output. This can be achieved by referencing it in the Publishing Template descriptor file. By using this approach, when you want to customize the output you are no longer required to alter WebHelp's core JavaScript libraries.


  • Validate JSON Documents Against JSON Schema - JSON files can now be validated against JSON schemas. The schemas can be associated with the JSON file using a JSON validation scenario. You can also validate against a specific JSON schema by using the Validate with action and select the JSON schema you want to validate against. Oxygen supports validating various types of JSON, including objects, arrays, numbers, and strings.
  • Validate JSON Schema - You now have the ability to validate JSON Schema documents. Oxygen supports the following JSON Schema versions: draft-04, draft-06, and draft-07.
  • Batch Validate JSON Documents - Multiple JSON documents that are currently selected in the Project view can be validated against JSON Schemas with a single action from the contextual menu.
  • New Document Templates to Create JSON Schemas - A new document template was added to help you create a specific version of a JSON Schema document.
  • Navigate References in JSON Documents - You can navigate to the definition of a property using the CTRL + Click shortcut. Holding the CTRL key causes the references to become clickable links.
  • More Contextual Menu Actions in the JSON Editor - More actions are now available in the contextual menu when editing JSON documents. For example, the Open File at Cursor action will open a file referenced at the cursor position.
  • JSON Format and Indent Improvements - Floating point representations are now properly preserved when formatting and indenting JSON documents.


  • Content Completion Offers xsl:initial-template as a Template Name - In an XSLT 3.0 stylesheet, the Content Completion Assistant now helps you to easily set the name of a template to xsl:initial-template.
  • Improved XPath Syntax Highlighting - The syntax highlighting of embedded XPath expressions now provide better color highlighting for XPath 3.1 maps.
  • Saxon -relocate Parameter Now Supported in the Compile XSL Stylesheet for Saxon Tool - The Compile XSL Stylesheet for Saxon tool now includes a Relocatable option that can be used to control the Saxon -relocate parameter. It provides the ability to produce a relocatable export package (SEF) that can be deployed to a different location, with a different base URI.


  • Git Plugin Fixes and Performance Improvements - The add-on that adds support to work with a Git repository from within the application was updated to contain various performance optimizations, faster credential detection, bug fixes, and the ability to check out a specific branch when cloning a repository.
  • Updated DITA OT 3.x Add-on to DITA OT 3.1 - The add-on that adds support to publish DITA content using DITA OT 3.x was updated to use DITA Open Toolkit version 3.1 and the latest Oxygen WebHelp Responsive plugins.
  • Embed Images as Base64-encoded Inline Data - A new add-on is available that contributes a contextual menu action to embed all images referenced in a DITA, DocBook, or XHTML document as Base64-encoded inline data. It's helpful if you want to transfer a document with image references over media designed to deal with textual data and you want to ensure the data remains intact, or if you do not want any external dependencies for your document but you still want to use images.


  • Allow Reusing Answer to Ask Editor Variables in Multiple Places - The new ${answer(@question_id)} editor variable can now be used in conjunction with the ${ask()} editor variable to ask the end users a question and afterwards use the provided answer in multiple places in new file templates, code templates, or various other XML fragments.
  • Execute Multiple Actions Sequentially in the Button Group Form Control - The Button Group form control now accepts the oxy_compount_action function within an oxy_action_list function, making it possible to execute multiple actions sequentially.


  • New cellFragment Argument for InsertTableOperation in DocBook - The ro.sync.ecss.extensions.docbook.table.InsertTableOperation API has a new argument, cellFragment, and its value will be inserted in every cell of the table in DocBook.
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