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[XXE] XMLmind XML Editor V3.0 Patch 1

Olivier Ishacian
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V3.0 Patch 1 (December 2, 2005)


* DocBook 4.4 is now the version of the DocBook
DTD which is used by default.

* XXE_install_dir/doc/rnsupport/config/docbook5/
now contains a ready-to-use configuration for
DocBook V5.0b1. Previously, this directory
contained a configuration which could be used
to create documents conforming to DocBook NG,
the "Lillet" release.

Remainder: do not use this configuration for
serious work (even if it is almost as usable
as the normal, DTD-based, configuration). This
configuration has mainly been created to test
the support of RELAX NG in XXE.

* Upgraded DocBook XSL style sheets to
version 1.69.1.

* Upgraded Saxon, the XSLT engine used by XXE,
to version 6.5.4.

Bug fixes:

* W3C XML Schema: a xs:keyref identity
constraint could reference a xs:key identity
constraint, but not to a xs:unique identity

* W3C XML Schema: an xs:all group must be the
topmost group of a content model. Xsdvalid,
our W3C XML Schema engine, failed to enforce
this constraint when the xs:all group was
contained in a xs:group.

* W3C XML Schema: Xsdvalid, our W3C XML Schema
engine, allowed element names to contain
certain invalid characters. For example: it
allowed to declare:
<element name="µ-computer"/>.

* W3C XML Schema: if schema1 includes schema2
and schema2 imports schema3, schema1 could
reference components from schema3 without
necessarily having a
<xs:import namespace="target namespace of sche
ma3"/> element.

* W3C XML Schema: a value like 12.34E56 was
accepted as being a valid xs:decimal.

* In "<a
</a>", string "XML" was not underlined as
expected. CSS property text-decoration is now
automatically inherited when an ancestor style
has property display: inline. This still does
not make our implementation of property
text-decoration compliant with the CSS spec,
but at least, it solves the problem in the
vast majority of cases.

* After switching from docbook.css to
structure.css and then, back to docbook.css,
the only way to display comments and
processing-instructions was to restart XXE.

* The mnemonics found in menu items of
configuration specific menus (e.g. the DocBook
menu, the XHTML menu, etc) can now be
localized. Previously, except for the English
locale, configuration specific menus could not
have mnemonics.

* Menu item Select|Find Element (and the
corresponding tool bar button) was bound to
command "xpathSearch [implicitElement]", which
made this facility non intuitive to use. This
menu item is now bound
"xpathSearch [implicitNode]" which should
improve the situation when a node or element
has not been explicitely selected.

* The state of the items of the Tools|Record
Macro menu was not properly updated after the
recording of a macro has been aborted (for
example, after using the mouse to select an
element during the recording of the macro).

* Menu item Options|Reload All Configurations
did not update default bindings.

* Built-in WebDAV client was not able to list
the content of a directory containing a file
locked using the (Subversion) "svn lock"
command. This bug was triggered by the fact
that Subversion, as a WebDAV server, does not
return any information about who is locking a
file (when this file has been locked using the
"svn lock" command).

Technical information:

* Made support for HTML4 forms, HTML4 tables and
CALS tables much easier to reuse in document
types other than XHTML and DocBook. How to do
this is now documented in XMLmind XML Editor -
Configuration and Deployment.

* Added command addBlockInFlow, which is a
generic version of command xhtml.addBlock.
Command xhtml.addBlock (which is still
available) may be used for example to
intelligently add a p (has a ``block'' content
model) inside a li (has a ``flow'' content

* Added command copyChars which works like
standard command copy (i.e. Ctrl-C), except
that it only copies characters to the

Its [separateParagraphs] option allows to
automatically add line separators after
``paragraphs''. However, this automatic
detection of paragraphs is easily puzzled by
content models such as XHTML li, div, td

* Add two new XPath variables for use in

Allows to copy a string to the
clipboard and to read a string from
the clipboard.

Allows to copy a string to the
``system selection'' and to read a
string from the ``system selection''.

* The same CSS style sheet can contain now
several @extension constructs. For example, an
extension class may be used to style HTML
tables and an other extension class may be
used to localize generated content.

* The URI specified using the standard url()
pseudo-function may be resolved using XML
catalogs. Previously this was only the case
for the URIs referenced in @import.

* Enhanced process commands:

+ Added a print element which can be used
to send the PostScript® file by the
process command to a printer. (This
facility has been disabled in Standard
Edition.) Cannot work on the Mac with
standard Java[tm] 1.4.2 runtime.

+ Added a post element which can be used to
post multi-part form data to a CGI or to
a Servlet. (This facility has been
disabled in Standard Edition.)

+ Added zip and jar elements which can be
used to created a compressed archive.

+ Added a copy element. Previously, copying
files and directories required using
platform dependant shell element.

+ Added attribute recurse to the delete

+ Added subProcess element which can be
used to invoke another process command
within a process command.

* Added command selectPrinter.

* Added the following macro variables to macro
commands: %U=User's account name, %H=User's
home directory, %W=User's current working
directory, %w=URL of user's current working

Added the following process variables to
process commands: %U=User's account name,
%H=User's home directory (process commands
already supported %W and %w variables, but
with semantics slightly different from those
of the %W and %w variables of macro commands).

* Added XPath function system-property (part of
the XSLT 1.0 standard).

* The FOP plug-in supports a new
``pseudo-parameter'' called configuration.
This pseudo-parameter specifies the absolute
URL or filename of a FOP user configuration
file. Such configuration files are useful to
specify font metrics, hyphenation files, etc.
More information on FOP's web site.

Possible incompatibilities:

* Removed command copyToClipboard which has been
superseded by new XPath variables clipboard
and systemSelection.

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