Oxygen is a Java-based XML editor with support for XML, XSL, TXT, XSD and DTD documents. It has Unicode support and the interface messages are translated in English, French, German, Italian and Romanian. It offers end tag auto-completion and a powerful code insight that guide the user to write valid XML content. The code insight can follow a DTD or an XML Schema or even can learn the structure from a partial edited document, allowing the rest the document to be created faster. An important thing is manipulating XML content and XSLT is the normal way to do this. XML and XSL documents can be easily associated one with the other and the transformation results can be viewed as text or XHTML. An XPath console is present to assist the user in testing the results of XPath expressions. Oxygen validates XML, XSL, XML Schema and DTD content, reporting errors with description and line number information. More documents can be logically organized in projects. The syntax highlight can be customized. If the indentation is not right then the pretty print facility will solve this. Oxygen can run over the web through Java Web Start. It comes with Docbook DTD and stylesheets. Includes the Apache FO Processor, being able to generate PDF and PostScript. Other FO processors can be configured as plugins.
What is new in this release:
Retina/HiDPI icons make everything look crisp and beautiful, while the graphite color theme gives you a complete new view of oXygen. Toolbars are configurable down to action level and they put you in full control of your work environment.
oXygen XML Editor not only reports errors, it also helps you automatically correct them through the Quick Fix and AutoCorrect support. The new XML Refactoring tool extends the power of the Find/Replace action across multiple files by applying XML-aware operations through a user-friendly interface.
DITA topics have a spectacular new look and guided DITA authoring eliminates training by presenting inline hints and actions. Now you can publish DITA to an improved and faster-loading WebHelp format and experiment PDF transformations reusing the same CSS files used for authoring. You can also switch between different DITA-OT versions and easily integrate new transformation types.
What is new in version 16.1:
Version 16.1 of XML Editor adds improvements to both the XML development and XML authoring functionality. Fixes for validation issues, such as adding a missing attribute or deleting an unexpected element are offered automatically by the Quick Fixes support. The XSLT support helps you better understand what each XSLT instruction does by presenting associated annotations with the description of the instruction and links to the specification. The XML authoring mode received a number of improvements to the table support, track changes functionality, generic editing, as well as to the DITA specific actions. You can find patterns within an EPUB, OOXML, ODF or any ZIP archive by running XPath queries on all the documents from ZIP-based archives. The Eclipse plugin version of XML Editor was updated to support Eclipse 4.4, the SVN support was updated to work with Apache Subversion 1.8, and many component libraries were updated to their latest stable versions.