• 2021

    Version 24.0 - October 18, 2021
  • 23.1
    Version 23.1 - March 4, 2021
  • 2020

    Version 23.0 - November 19, 2020
  • 22.1
    Version 22.1 - May 19, 2020
  • 22.0
    Version 22.0 - February 12, 2020
  • 2019

    Version 21.1 - May 23, 2019
  • 21.0
    Version 21.0 - February 22, 2019
  • 2018

    Version 20.1 - June 15, 2018
  • 20.0
    Version 20.0 - March 16, 2018
  • 2017

  • 19.0
    Version 19.1 - September 29, 2017
    Version 19.0 - April 5, 2017
  • 2016

  • 18.0
    Version 18.1 - October 18, 2016
    Version 18.0 - April 21, 2016
  • 2015

  • 17.0
    Version 17.1 - October 20, 2015
    Version 17.0 - May 5, 2015
  • 2014

  • 16.0
    Version 16.1 - October 7, 2014
    Version 16.0 - May 20, 2014
  • 2013

  • 15.0
    Version 15.2 - January 22, 2014
    Version 15.1 - October 7, 2013
    Version 15.0 - June 7, 2013

What's New in Oxygen XML Webhelp 24

October 18, 2021

Oxygen XML WebHelp version 24.0 is the latest release of the modern XML publishing system that is used to produce stylish WebHelp output from DITA or DocBook source content. This release offers some new transformation parameters to help you style your output, new expand/collapse buttons for choosing whether or not to display the topic table of contents, various visual improvements (for example, smoother menu transitions and the publication TOC is now automatically scrolled to show the current topic), and various other small updates and bug fixes.

Responsive WebHelp

Publication TOC Synchronized with Current Topic

The viewport for the publication table of contents was improved to bring the currently selected topic into the visible area by automatically scrolling, thus making navigation easier.

Expand/Collapse Button Added to the Topic TOC

The topic TOC (the table of contents that is displayed on the right side of the topic page with a heading named On this page that contains links to each section within the topic) now contains a collapse button in case you want to hide this table of contents and when it is hidden an expand button to make it visible again.

Control the Placement of Titles for Tables and Figures

New transformation parameters (webhelp.figure.title.placement and webhelp.table.title.placement) can be used to control whether the titles of tables or figures appear at the top or bottom of the component.

Expand the Top Menu When Clicking or Hovering Over a Menu Item

A new transformation parameter (webhelp.top.menu.activated.on.click) was added for controlling the behavior of the top menu. When activated (set to yes), clicking an item in the top menu will expand the submenu (if available). You can then click on a submenu item to open the item (topic). You can also click outside the menu or press ESC to hide the menu.

Compliance with HTML5 Validation Rules

The WebHelp Responsive output was updated to comply with HTML5 validation rules.

Deprecated Feedback PHP Mechanism Replaced with the New Feedback Commenting Platform

The deprecated Feedback PHP version from WebHelp DITA and DocBook distributions is no longer supported. To install a commenting component on WebHelp pages, you may use the subscription-based Oxygen Feedback commenting platform.

Smoother Menu Transitions

The transition from one menu item to another is now much smoother by having the delaying time increased for the menu to be hidden once the mouse cursor exits its boundaries.

Exact Highlights Following a Phrase Search

When using phrase search functionality and opening a resulting link, the matching phrase is now highlighted in browser instead of the composing words separately.

Component Update: Updated to DITA Open Toolkit Version 3.6.1

The DITA Open Toolkit version bundled with Oxygen WebHelp Responsive has been updated to version 3.6.1.

Log4J Vulnerability Issue Update

December 17, 2021

New maintenance releases for the latest versions of Oxygen products are available to address the security issues posed by the Log4J vulnerability (CVE-2021-44228).

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