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Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Release of Oxygen XML Editor and Oxygen XML Author Supports DITA

Developers of the Oxygen XML Editor and Author toolsuite have announcedthe immediate availability of version 11.2 of the XML Editor and XMLAuthor containing a comprehensive set of tools supporting all the XMLrelated technologies. Oxygen combines content author features like theCSS driven Visual XML editor with a fully featured XML developmentenvironment. It has ready to use support for the main document frameworksDITA, DocBook, TEI and XHTML and also includes support for all XML Schemalanguages, XSLT/XQuery Debuggers, WSDL analyzer, XML Databases, XMLDiff and Merge, Subversion client and more.New features in version 11.2: Version 11.2 of Oxygen XML Editor improvesthe XML authoring, the XML development tools, the support for largedocuments and the SVN Client. The visual XML editing (Author mode) isavailable now as a separate component that can be integrated in Javaapplications or, as an Applet, in Web applications. A sample Webapplication showing the Author component in the browser, as an Applet,editing DITA documents is available...Other XML Author improvements include support for preserving theformatting for unchanged elements and an updated Author API containinga number of new extensions that allow customizing the Outline, theBreadcrumb and the Status Bar. The XSLT Debugger provides more flexibilityand it is the first debugger that can step inside XPath 2.0 expressions.The Saxon 9 EE bundled with Oxygen can be used to run XQuery 1.1transformations. The XProc support was aligned with the recent updateas W3C Proposed Recommendation and includes the latest Calabash XProcprocessor.In 'Author for DITA' there is support for Reusable Components: A fragmentof a topic can be extracted in a separate file for reuse in differenttopics. The component can be reused by inserting an element with a conrefattribute where the content of the component is needed. This works withoutany additional configuration and supports any DITA specialization.Similarly, there's support for Content References Management: The DITAframework includes actions for adding, editing and removing a contentreference (conref, conkeyref, conrefend attributes) to/from an existingelement... A new schema caching mechanism allows to quickly open largeDITA Maps and their referred topics..." also XML Author Component for the DITA Documentation Framework:

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