• 2022

    Version 24.1.0 - March 10, 2022
  • 2021

    Version 24.0.0 - October 18, 2021
  • 23.1.1
    Version 23.1.1 - July 12, 2021
  • 23.1.0
    Version 23.1.0 - March 4, 2021
  • 2020

    Version 23.0.0 - November 19, 2020
  • 22.1.0
    Version 22.1.0 - May 19, 2020
  • 22.0.0
    Version 22.0.0 - February 12, 2020
  • 2019

    Version 21.1.1 - October 24, 2019
  • 21.1.0
    Version 21.1.0 - May 23, 2019
  • 21.0.0
    Version 21.0.0 - February 22, 2019
  • 2018

    Version 20.1.0 - June 15, 2018
  • 20.0.0
    Version 20.0.0 - March 16, 2018
  • 2017

  • 19.0.0
    Version 19.1.0 - September 29, 2017
    Version 19.0.0 - April 5, 2017
  • 2016

  • 18.0.0
    Version 18.1.0 - October 18, 2016
    Version 18.0.1 - August 9, 2016
    Version 18.0.0 - April 21, 2016

What's New in Oxygen XML Web Author 24.1.0

March 10, 2022

Related version: 24.0.0    

Version 24.1.0 of Oxygen XML Web Author is the latest release for the innovative web-based XML authoring tool. This release expands upon the features that were recently added in Version 24.0.0 with further improvements to some of those features, along with several new enhancements. A new Search side-view makes it easier to find and replace content, @ mentions are now supported, performance was enhanced, new functionality improves customizations and integrations, and various security and component updates were implemented.

User Interface Improvements

Search Side View

A Search side-view was added to the interface. It makes it easier to see both the search UI and the document with results highlighted. Moreover, it makes it possible to see all search results at a glance without having to scroll through the document.
Search Side View

Support for @ Mentions in Review Comments

Web Author now supports @ mentions in review comments. When adding a comment, if you enter the @ symbol followed by a user name, you see the mention for the other person rendered in blue while the other person sees the new mention rendered in orange along with orange notification symbols so that it's easy to identify new mentions that are meant for them.
Support for @ Mentions in Review Comments

Tags Display Mode Switcher

A Tags Display Mode switcher was added directly in the breadcrumb bar to make it easier to change the amount of Tags that are displayed when exploring the document structure.
Search Side View

DITA Map Side View Available in Concurrent Editing

The DITA Maps side-view is now available during concurrent editing sessions. This side-view helps you to understand where the current topic is located inside the DITA Map, as well as offering the ability to navigate to a different topic.
DITA Map Side View Available in Concurrent Editing

Customization and Integration

Link Directly to a Comment

A new OXY-URL anchor syntax was introduced to open an editor focused on a specific comment. This feature allows the email notifications for new comments to be more efficient for the users that receive them.

Open a File with Search Results Highlighted

URL parameters were added to enable you to open a document with highlighted search terms. This feature can be used to implement a search functionality across multiple files in an integration.

Control the Search UI to Use

For certain scenarios, users can choose to display a search dialog box instead of the Search UI. An example would be when the Web Author is embedded in another application and the available screen space is limited.


Removed Dependency on Log4j

Removed the dependency on Apache Log4j to help prevent security vulnerabilities.

Performance Enhancements

Performance Improved When Opening DITA Maps with Content Expanded

Performance was improved when opening a DITA map with all of the referenced topic content expanded and editable. It now takes less time to open the map, even when it contains a large number of referenced topics.

Component Update

Apache Tomcat 9.0.59

Updated Apache Tomcat that is distributed with the installation kits to version 9.0.59.

Deprecated integrations

IBM WebSphere Application Server traditional

The support for using IBM WebSphere Application Server traditional to deploy the Oxygen XML Web Author Web Archive (WAR) distribution was deprecated for removal.