The following environment variables are convenient to use while customizing or extending XXE. However, these variables are not really meant to be used in production.
All the scripts used to start XXE (that is,
xxetool.bat) automatically define system properties corresponding to the following environment variables.
You cannot use the following environment variables on the Mac due to limitations in Apple's Java™ launcher.
|List of directory filenames separated by semi-colons ('|
Do not forget to clear, or even disable, the Quick Start cache before using
All the directories referenced in this list are recursively scanned by XXE during its startup to dynamically discover add-ons.
~$ XXE_ADDON_PATH="my_docbook;+" xxetool convert \ docb.toHTML doc.xml -u out
More info in chapter "The lookup phase during XXE startup" of Section 1, “Dynamic discovery of add-ons” in .
|Relative or absolute filename or URL of an XXE GUI specification (|
Specifies which GUI to use for the newly started XXE.
~$ XXE_GUI=my_gui.xxe_gui xxe &
More info in XMLmind XML Editor - Customizing the User Interface.
|Relative or absolute filename of a directory. A relative filename is relative to the current working directory.|
Specifies a custom user preferences directory. This directory is created if it does not already exist.
~$ XXE_PREFS_DIR=test xxe &
Specifies which scrolling mode to use everywhere in XXE.
~$ XXE_VIEWPORT_SCROLL_MODE=simple xxe &
 This is the case only with
XMLmind.app, the application bundle contained in the
.dmg distribution. If you are a local guru or a consultant you may prefer to download and install the
xxe-*.zip distribution rather than the
After unzipping this archive in a directory of your choice, XMLmind XML Editor may be started using the
shell script. Unlike
XMLmind.app which leverages Apple's Java™ launcher, the
xxe shell script makes it easy working with environment variables such as