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Customizing oXygen Author Component

In this article I'm going to guide you through the process of customization of oXygen Author Component. More specifically I'm going to create a new operation for the DITA framework that will generate and insert an xml fragment into the current document. While you can find the official documentation on this topic very useful, it misses any real code examples. Of course, you can download the author component startup project but it'll help those looking how to integrate the component as a Java Applet, thus, it's slightly irrelevant for us.
Requirements
In order to make a customization for the Author Component you need to have an oXygen standalone installation. For the development of Java customizations you'll need oxygen.jar on the classpath. This library is available in the oXygen installation directory as well as in the Author SDK project and in the author component startup project. Moreover, inside last two resources you can find javadocs and partial sources for o…