Release of XMLmind XML Editor v9.2

January 16, 2020

Submitted by Hussein Shafie, XMLmind Software.

Release of XMLmind XML Editor v9.2


  • When converting DITA, DocBook or an Ebook to any (X)HTML based format (EPUB, Web Help, etc), the generated HTML pages looks much better than before. Moreover the generated Web Help is now “responsive” by default. Details about the Web Help below.
  • New add-on "Paste from Word Processor or Browser", now installed by default whatever the platform, supersedes the previous add-on which was called "Paste from Word".

    This add-on adds an entry called "Paste from Word Processor or Browser" to the "Paste As" submenu found in the XHTML, DocBook or DITA Topic menus.

    This menu entry imports the HTML copied to the clipboard by word processors or web browsers and intelligently pastes it into the XML document being edited.

    • Extensive efforts are made to decently support the “non-filtered HTML” copied by MS-Word to the clipboard.
    • When an application other than MS-Word is used, the quality of the result you'll get in XXE highly depends on what has been copied to the clipboard. In all cases, XXE tries very hard to import something simple, clean and valid at the expense of the fidelity to the original data.
  • XHTML5 configuration: very slightly changed our in-house XML Schema and its companion Schematron to make it even closer to what's specified in the HTML Living Standard in terms of conformance requirements for authors.
  • Upgraded XMLmind Web Help Compiler (whc for short) to version 3.0.0_02. The Web Help generated by whc v3 gets a fresh new look. Moreover:
    • It is now “responsive” by default, that is, it adapts its layout to the size of the screen (e.g. it can adapt to the screen of a smartphone in portrait mode). This feature is controlled by new parameter wh-responsive-ui.
    • It does not leverage jQuery UI anymore (only jQuery now). However some new parameters (e.g. wh---navigation-background-color="#F6F8FA") may be used to override most fonts and colors used in the generated Web Help.
    • New parameter wh-ui-language may be used to specify the language used by the messages of the generated Web Help (tab labels, button tool tips, etc). The default is to use the language of the Web browser.
  • Upgraded XMLmind DITA Converter (ditac for short) to version 3.7.0_02.
  • Upgraded XMLmind Ebook Compiler (ebookc for short) to version 1.4.0_02.
  • Upgraded XMLmind Assembly Processor to version 1.0.8.
  • Upgraded the "Word To XML" add-on to XMLmind Word To XML version 1.8.0_02.
  • Upgraded Saxon to version
  • Upgraded the Apache Batik plug-in to version 1.12.
  • Upgraded the Apache FOP plug-in to version 2.4.
  • XMLmind XML Editor is now officially supported on Java™ 13 platforms and on macOS Catalina (version 10.15).

Bug fixes:

  • Converting a DocBook 5.1 assembly pointing to chapters or topics embedding SVG elements (imagedata/svg:svg) or MathML elements (equation/mml:math, inlineequation/mml:math, imagedata/mml:math, etc) to any HTML-based format (e.g. HTML, Web Help, EPUB) gave unusable results.


  • When converting DITA, DocBook or an Ebook to Web Help, the following XSLT stylesheet parameters, all related to jQuery UI, are not supported anymore: wh-jquery-css, wh-jquery-custom-theme, wh-jquery-theme, wh-jquery-ui.

More information in https://www.xmlmind.com/xmleditor/changes.html

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