Jaxe 3.5

A Java XML editor

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What's new in Jaxe 3.5:

  • This release includes a new program to create and edit configuration files easily.
  • The W3C schema real-time validator has been rewritten from scratch, with added support for xs:all and a few other additions.
  • Support for styles within styles has been improved.
  • The equation editor is now using the STIX font, and a new element type for symbols can also use it.
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Damien Guillaume
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Jaxe is a Java XML editor with a graphical document-oriented interface. The project is configurable with an XML schema and a configuration file. It supports validation at element insertion, and is customisable with Java modules. There is an HTML preview with an XSLT stylesheet. Examples include XHTML strict and a Docbook article.

Here are some key features of "Jaxe":

· configurable with an XML schema and a file describing the menus to insert the elements
· adapted to structured narrative XML documents
· validation at elements insertion
· multi-platform (Java 1.3+)
· free open-source software
· possible addition of Java modules to add customised graphical interfaces
· HTML preview with an XSLT stylesheet
· panel with a tree view
· panel with allowed elements
· panel with the current element attributes
· contextual menu
· multiple undo/redo
· source code display
· complete validation using Xerces
· configuration file examples for XHTML strict, simplified Docbook, and a schema for online courses
· French, English and German localisations (the system language is used by default)
· spell checking with English, French and German dictionaries
· equation editor
· online help based on the XML schema
· XPath search


· Jaxe does not let you edit XML files without a configuration file for the language.
· Jaxe is not "WYSIWYG" (What You See Is What You Get), it is "WYSIWYM" (What You See Is What You Mean). As with all good XML editor, display is an operation independant from data input.
· Jaxe does not validate on the fly XML schema datatypes (integer, double, maximum value, ...). On the other hand, one can create new Java components to be able to edit specific datatypes, with any constraint.
· Jaxe is not a Java applet: it cannot be used in a web browser. However, Hugo Burm has created a Java Webstart application based on Jaxe which can answer this need.

Jaxe can be used as an administrator, to define a configuration file for a given XML language, or as an end user with the administrator's configuration files. Developers can also add Swing components to display elements, or use Jaxe within other applications.

Last updated on June 21st, 2011

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