Release of XMLmind XML Editor v9.4

July 28, 2020

Submitted by Hussein SHAFIE, XMLmind Software.

Release of XMLmind XML Editor v9.4


  • Any configuration (DITA, DocBook, XHTML, etc):
    • New "Set ID" toolbar button. This button displays a menu having 3 entries: "Set ID", "Unset ID" and all new "List Anchors and Links". This last menu entry displays a very convenient dialog box letting the user search and select anchors (that is, any element having an ID) and links.
    • More generally, simpler, better organized, enhanced toolbar. For example, when you use the toolbar to add a fig element to your DITA topic, you are now prompted to specify an image file.
    • Ctrl-Alt-click upon a link of any kind to follow it. (Cmd-Alt-click on the Mac.) This new mouse action is a handy alternative to the "Follow Link" entry of the contextual menu.
  • "FlatLaf Look and Feel" add-on: updated FlatLaf to version 0.38.
  • "Edit source" add-on: upgraded its RSyntaxTextArea components to version 3.1.1.
  • Upgraded the "Word To XML" add-on to XMLmind Word To XML version 1.8.1_01.
  • Upgraded XMLmind Assembly Processor to version 1.0.10.
  • Upgraded XMLmind Ebook Compiler (ebookc for short) to version 1.4.2.
  • Upgraded XMLmind Web Help Compiler (whc for short) to version 3.1.
  • Upgraded XMLmind DITA Converter (ditac for short) to version 3.8.
  • Upgraded Saxon to version
  • Upgraded the Apache Batik plug-in to version 1.13.
  • Upgraded the Apache FOP plug-in to version 2.5.

Bug fixes:

  • The UndoManager had problems undoing TextNode.setText. Fortunately this API was not used to write any of the stock commands.
  • When the node path bar was configured to display attributes such as id, class, etc, undoing/redoing changes made to these attributes did not always automatically update the node path bar.
  • The image map editor now adds newly created areas at the end of the area list. Previously, it did this at the beginning of the list which was not convenient when the areas are to be numbered.

Possible incompatibilities:

  • The default font size of the styled view has changed from 10pt to 11pt. The corresponding user preferences key has changed from "styledViewBaseFontSize" to "defaultFontSize".
  • The "FlatLaf Look and Feel" add-on is now installed by default. On Linux, FlatLaf and its light theme (called "FlatLight") is now used as the default Look & Feel. This is needed because on Linux, the “system” Look & Feel (called "Metal") looks rather outdated.
  • Removed the "Select|Navigation" submenu. The "Show History" and "Remember this Location" commands are now found in the short menu displayed by the button found next to the "Go Back" and "Go Forward" toolbar buttons.


  • Removed the "Select|Link" submenu. The combination of new mouse action Ctrl-Alt-click (or alternatively the "Follow Link" entry of the contextual menu) and new "List Anchors and Links" dialog are much more convenient to use than the removed submenu.
  • The Alt-INSERT keyboard shortcut (bound to the "Remember this Location" command) is no longer available.

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