Oxygen XML Author Professional V23.0

改進了 DITA 創作和基於 CSS 的發佈。
11月 20, 2020


DITA Authoring

  • Floating Toolbar Provides Quicker Access to Common DITA Editing Actions - When editing DITA documents, you can now quickly invoke context-specific common actions. They are available in a floating toolbar that pops up when you select content.
  • Edit Submaps Directly in the DITA Maps Manager View - You can now edit submaps (i.e. add topics, change properties, or move topic references) directly in a main map opened in the DITA Maps Manager view.
  • Edit Referenced Content When Opening a DITA Map With Expanded Topics - A DITA map opened using the Open Map in Editor with Resolved Topics toolbar button from the DITA Maps Manager is displayed with all of the content from its topic references expanded and editable in-place.
  • Support for Creating DITA 2.0 Maps and Topics - DITA 2.0 maps and topics can now be created from new document templates.
  • New DITA-Related Project Templates - To help you get more familiar with how to use projects in DITA, there are two DITA-specific sample project templates available when using the New Project action. The DITA Project With Editing Customizations template exemplifies how DITA editing can be customized for a team of writers using project-level options, while the Sample DITA Project shows best practices for how a DITA project should be organized.
  • Context Drop-Down in DITA Maps Manager Improved - The order of the DITA-OT contexts that are presented in the Context drop-down menu on the DITA Maps Manager toolbar has been improved. They are now grouped by input DITA map and the most relevant group is presented first (the group that contains the currently open input DITA map).
  • New Author Actions Added in Contextual Menu - More author actions are available in the contextual menu when editing a DITA topic. They include:
    • The Insert Menu Cascade action in the Insert submenu.
    • The UI Control and Filepath actions in the Style submenu.
  • Resource-Only Topic References Easier to Spot - References to resource-only topics that have the processing-role attribute set to "resource-only" can now be more easily recognized in the DITA Maps Manager. They are marked with a gray dot in the bottom-right corner of the reference's icon.
  • Topic Validation Reports Missing IDs in References - DITA topics often contain direct or indirect references (links or content references). If the topics are located on a local drive and the referenced IDs are missing, Oxygen will report these IDs as errors.

DITA Publishing

  • Run Multiple Transformations on a Single DITA Map in Parallel - To help you reduce the amount of time consumed by the publishing phase, Oxygen now offers parallel execution of DITA-OT or Ant-based transformation scenarios. You can access this new option, called Run in parallel (DITA-OT and Ant scenarios), simply by selecting multiple transformation scenarios in the Configure Transformation Scenarios dialog box.
  • DITA-OT Memory Usage Optimized - The memory usage and speed of the DITA-OT publishing engine were optimized for very large projects that contain lots of folders and topics.

CSS-Based DITA to PDF Publishing

  • Image Maps Now Fully Supported - Image maps are now fully supported in CSS-based PDF output. The shapes that are defined in the image map are rendered in the output as clickable areas within the image and the list of links are presented below the image. Two new parameters (show.image.map.area.numbers and show.image.map.area.shapes) are used to instruct the publishing engine to make the numbers and shapes visible in the output.
  • DITA <svgref> Element Now Supported - It can be used to reference a fragment from an XML document that stores multiple SVG graphics.
  • Sections Now Included in Deep Numbering - By default, sections are now numbered when you set the args.css.param.numbering parameter to a deep numbering type. It is also possible to exclude sections from the numbering.
  • Controlling Where Navigation Titles are Displayed - A new customization parameter, called use.navtitles.in.all.links, now allows you to specify whether a navtitle defined in a topic or a topic reference should be used as the display name for all links or only in the table of contents.
  • New Parameter for Controlling the Version of the PDF - The new pdf.version transformation parameter can be used to specify the version of the produced PDF.
  • CSS PDF Processor Bug Fixes and Improvements - A lot of work was done on improving the Oxygen PDF Chemistry processor.

Visual Editing

  • Extend a Framework Using a Special Script - You can now define a new framework through an XML descriptor file instead of using the GUI. In this descriptor, you can choose to extend an existing framework (such as DITA) and make changes to it, or start from scratch.
  • Insert Tables in JATS Documents - It is now possible to use the table-related actions on the toolbar (or in the context menu) to insert and edit tables in JATS documents. The actions support inserting and modifying HTML-style tables.
  • Copy XML Structure to the Clipboard - You can now select content from an XML document opened in Author mode and invoke a new action called Copy as XML from the Document - Edit menu to copy the corresponding XML structure to the system clipboard.
  • New Shortcut to Select Element Content in Author Mode - The Alt + [Mouse Triple-Click] shortcut can be used to easily select strictly the content of an element in the Author visual editing mode.

Diff and Merge Support for Eclipse

  • Compare XML Content in Oxygen's Text-based Diff Mode - The Oxygen diff and merge support in the Eclipse plugin now includes a text-based mode with all the features and options that are available in the Standalone version of Oxygen. So XML-related content can now be compared in either the text-based mode or the visual comparison mode and it is very easy to switch back and forth between the two modes.
  • Automatically Switch to the Text Comparison Mode When no CSS is Detected - If a document does not have a CSS associated (either directly in the file or contributed by the framework), the document will be automatically compared in the text-based comparison mode.
  • Compare DTD Documents - The diff and merge support in the Oxygen Eclipse plugin now includes the possibility of comparing DTD documents.


  • Floating Toolbar Provides Quicker Access to Common DocBook Editing Actions - When editing DocBook documents, you can now quickly invoke context-specific common actions. They are available in a floating toolbar that pops up when you select content.


  • Support for the border-radius CSS Property - Now you can round border corners using the border-radius CSS property in both the standalone and Eclipse distributions.
  • Display a Floating Toolbar Configured with CSS - The new -oxy-floating-toolbar CSS property can be used to display a floating toolbar when content is selected in Author mode. You can customize this toolbar to provide actions commonly used in a particular context.


  • Batch Convert HTML to Well-formed XML - The HTML to XML Well-formed action is now also available in the context menu of the Project view when you have selected multiple project resources. It converts the selected HTML documents into well-formed XML, by automatically closing unclosed tags, properly quoting attribute values, and more.
  • Validate XHTML with W3C Nu HTML Checker - A new built-in validator engine called W3C XHTML Validator, based upon the W3C Nu HTML Checker, can now be used to validate XHTML documents in Oxygen.


  • Terminology Checker - A new add-on is available that provides experimental support for a terminology checking tool. Once the add-on is installed, you can create a terminology file with a set of rules for each term (or sequence of characters) you want flagged. After referencing the custom file, Oxygen will automatically highlight matched terms in Author mode and offer some contextual menu actions for replacing the highlighted content.
    • The terminology checker was also updated with more features such as support for regular expression matches, replacements with XML content, and various severity levels for the matches. A small set of Vale rules implemented in Yaml are also supported.
  • Git Client Improvement:
    • The Git Client now contributes a new side-view, called the Git Branch Manager, which presents all the local and remote branches as a tree. Actions were added to the tree's contextual menu to make it very easy to check out branches, and to create or delete branches.
    • You can now easily switch between local branches using a drop-down menu from the top-right corner of the Git Staging view or by using the Git Branch Manager.
    • The JGit component included in the Git Client was updated to version 5.9.0.
    • Some editor variables are now supported, including: ${git(working_copy_name)}, ${git(working_copy_path)}, ${git(short_branch_name)}, ${git(full_branch_name)}.
    • You can now undo changes by moving the HEAD of the current branch to the selected commit using the new Reset "[branch_name]" to this commit action.
    • Various actions and options were added to enhance the Git Client. For example, you can amend the last commit, automatically push changes to the remote repository, compare two revisions of the same file, reset stored credentials, and more options to create a new branch.
  • Convert Sections in a Microsoft Word Document to DITA Topics - A new option (Create DITA maps from Word documents containing multiple sections) was added for the Batch Converter add-on. When selected, all sections from your Word document marked by titles or headings will be separated into individual DITA topics and their references will then be added in the DITA map.
  • Translator Helper - The Translator Helper add-on is now available in Oxygen to provide experimental support to authors working in the localization industry. Once the add-on is installed, you can use Google Translate to create a translation for your XML content into a new language.
  • Vale Validation for Markdown and HTML Files - A new add-on, Vale Validation, allows you to run the Vale Linter validation tool over the currently edited Markdown or HTML file. It automatically verifies specific rules against your code or documentation. This is useful for enforcing a style guide or for catching commonly mistaken branding issues.


  • The all platforms distribution of Oxygen is bundled with a scripts sub-folder that contains scripts for automating and running various utilities from a command line. To run any of these scripts, you are required to purchase a special scripting commercial license.
  • Validate DITA-OT Project Files - The DITA Map Validation and Check for Completeness command line script was improved to support validating DITA-OT project files. The DITA-OT project is specified using the -i argument, while the context is specified using the -c argument.
  • New Command Line Launcher for the DITA Translation Package Builder - The OxygenDITA Translation Package Builder can now be launched from a command line. It requires a special scripting commercial license. This DITA Translation Package Builder contributes context menu actions that help you build a translation package for DITA files that can be sent to translators. You can also extract the changed files back into your project once you receive the package back from the translators.
  • New Command Line Launcher for the Batch Converter - The OxygenBatch Converter tool can now be launched from a command line. It requires a special scripting commercial license. This Batch Converter script helps you to convert files between various formats, such as Word to DITA, HTML to DITA, XML to JSON, Markdown to DocBook, and many more.
  • New Command Line Launcher for Transformation Scenarios - It is now possible to run transformation scenarios from a command line interface. The Transform script requires a special scripting commercial license and it allows you to run transformation scenarios.


  • Quickly Find and Invoke Actions - Oxygen now includes a Find action feature (available in the Help menu) that provides a very quick way to find actions that are available throughout the application. You can also assign shortcuts for particular actions and you can invoke actions using this feature.
  • Create New Projects from a Template - The New Project action now opens a wizard (similar to the New document wizard) that allows you to create a new project from an existing template.
  • Improved Speed When Editing Hebrew Content in Author Mode - The overall Author mode performance was improved when editing XML documents that contain Hebrew characters.
  • Profiling Attributes/Condition Text Options Pages Fine-Tuned - The options pages specific to profiling attributes and conditional text were fine-tuned to provide a better control at project level and smoother user interaction. Also, a performance issue was fixed. It involved the project file being continuously modified by Oxygen when the profiling options were temporarily changed.
  • Content Completion Feature Now Considers Sibling Elements - A new option (Consider subsequent sibling elements) was added in the Options - Preferences - Editor - Content Completion settings page. When this option is selected (the default behavior), subsequent siblings of the current element are taken into account when using the Content Completion Assistant.
  • Enable Spell Checking in Processing Instructions - In the Spell Check preferences page, processing instructions was added to the list of the XML Spell Checking In option. It is disabled by default. Enabling it means that the spell checker will detect spelling errors in XML processing instructions.
  • Reuse XPath Expressions and Operations When Defining External Actions - When defining custom external actions, you can now reuse XPath expressions and operations by referencing them using XInclude.


  • Call the BatchOperationsListener API When Multiple Referenced Files are Saved - When a document that contains multiple references to other documents is saved and the referenced content is modified and also saved, the BatchOperationsListener API will get called for each saved document content.
  • Create Combo Box Form Controls - The OxygenUIComponentsFactory.createComboBox API can be used to create a combo box similar to those found in various places in the application's interface.
  • Create Custom URL Choosers - The newly added OxygenUIComponentsFactory.createInputURLPanelProvider API can be used to create a custom URL chooser component.
  • Control the Names of DITA Keys - The newly added DITAAccess.setKeyNameGenerator(DITAKeyNameGenerator) API can be used to control the naming convention for DITA keys that are automatically generated when the Use the file name as the value of the "keys" attribute for topic references option is selected in the DITA - New Topics preferences page.
  • Edit Referenced Content - Two new methods were added to the AuthorReferenceResolver API. The hasEditableReference(String, AuthorNode) and saveModifiedReference(AuthorAccess, AuthorReferenceNode) methods can be used to provide the possibility to edit referenced content in a framework extension and save the changes back in the original target.
  • Add Pseudo-Classes to a Document Before Loading - The new createAuthorPreloadProcessor() method was added to the ExtensionsBundle API and it allows you to add pseudo-classes to a document before it is loaded.
  • Preserve Tracked Changes in a Document Fragment - A new createDocumentFragment(int startOffset, int endOffset, boolean preserveTrackChange) method was added to the AuthorDocumentController API that makes it possible to preserve tracked change information in a document fragment, even if change tracking is disabled in the current document.
  • Hide Various Parts of an Author Component - Two new methods (showRangeRuler(boolean) and showValidationStatusBar(boolean) were added to the WSAuthorComponentEditorPage API. They can be used to hide various parts of an Author mode component constructed via the API.
  • Determine if Keyboard Focus is Inside an Editing Mode - The hasFocus() method was added to the WSEditorPage API. It can be used to determine if the current editing mode has the keyboard focus.
  • Get Details About a Fragment of Text - The getNode() and inSpacePreserve() methods were added to the TextContext API and they can be used to find out more details about an iterated fragment of text.
  • Obtain Styles for Pseudo-Elements - The getPseudoElementStyles(AuthorParentNode) method was added to the WSAuthorEditorPageBase API and it is used to retrieve the styles for the :before, :after, and :marker pseudo-elements that correspond to a node.
  • Match URL Based on its Parameters - The DocumentTypeAdvancedCustomRuleMatcher.matches(String, String, String, String, String, Attributes, Map<String, String>, Reader) API was added and it allows Oxygen to match a framework configuration for an XML file based on the parameters set in the URL string.

Terms of Use Changes

  • Saxon PE and EE Limitations - The API for creating XSLT and XQuery transformers (using the XMLUtilAccess interface) can no longer be used to create processors for Saxon Professional Edition (PE) or Saxon Enterprise Edition (EE).
  • Content Fusion Connector Add-on no Longer Bundled with Oxygen - The Oxygen Content Fusion Connector add-on is no longer bundled with Oxygen XML Editor/Author, but it can be installed as an optional add-on.
  • Command Line Scripts Now Only Bundled with the All Platforms Distribution - Command line scripts (e.g. the WSDL documentation generator, the XSLT documentation generator, etc.) are now only bundled with the Oxygen All Platforms distribution and require a special scripting license.
  • Certain Validation Processors Now Deprecated - The MSXML 4.0, MSXML .NET, .NET 1.0, .NET 2.0, XSV, and SQC processors used for validation and publishing are now deprecated and will be removed in the next major version.
  • Injecting a License Key in the Author Component Now Deprecated - The ability to register a fixed license key in the Author Component is now deprecated and will be completely removed from the code in the next major release.
  • Apache Xalan Now Deprecated - The Apache Xalan XSLT processor is now deprecated and will be completely removed from the code in the next major release.

Component Updates

  • Updated the bundled Antenna House FOChecker to version 0.7.8.
  • Updated Apache Ant to version 1.10.9.
  • Updated the Apache Batik SVG toolkit to version 1.13.
  • Updated Apache FOP to version 2.5.
  • Updated the Apache commons-io library that is bundled inside FOP to version 2.8.0.
  • Updated the Apache POI library to version 3.17.
  • Updated the Apache XML Graphics Commons library to version 2.4.
  • Updated the Calabash engine to version 1.2.5-99.
  • The DITA Open Toolkit version bundled with Oxygen was updated to 3.5.4.
  • Updated the Eclipse plugin to support version 4.17.
  • The Eclipse plugin now requires a minimum of Eclipse version 4.4.
  • Updated the EpubCheck library to version 4.2.4.
  • Updated the bundled TEI schemas to version 4.1.0 and the TEI XSL stylesheets to version 7.50.
  • Updated the bundled Java Native Access (JNA) libraries to version 5.6.0.
Edit referenced content when opening a DITA map with expanded topics

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