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What are the known limitations for the new HTML5 Viewer?


The new HTML5 Viewer was first released with WebCenter 14.0 with a limited feature set. For the subsequent releases, features have been added to gradually replace the Java Viewer.

The matrix below indicates what Java Viewer functionality is implemented in the HTML5 Viewer in which version of WebCenter:

Functionality implemented in the HTML5 Viewer, 18
Alignment and Orientation(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Annotations: Custom filter(error)(error)(error)(tick)(tick)
Annotations: Measure tool   (tick)(tick)
Attributes panel   (tick)(tick)
Basic Graphics Viewer(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
CAD file support(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
CAD overlay in Compare(error)(error)(error)(tick)(tick)
CAD overlay: Save alignment   (tick)(tick)
CAD overlay: Open 3D   (tick)(tick)
CAD grain/flute direction and side indication   (tick)(tick)
Caliper tool(error)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Channel Matching(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Channels panel(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Compare: Overprint mode(error)(error)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Digital Film support(error)(error)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Info panel(error)(error)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Keyboard Shortcuts popup   (tick)(tick)
Navigator panel(error)(error)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Measure tools(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Mobile support (basic)  (tick)(tick)(tick)
Mobile support (extended)   (tick)(tick)
Multipage support(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Print (basic)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Restricted Viewer Style(error)(error)(error)(tick)(tick)
Ruler Alignment tool(error)(error)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Save state of layout(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Viewer Preferences(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)(tick)
View panel (selection of features)(error)(error)(tick)(tick)(tick)
View panel (full)(error)(error)(error)(error)(error)
Zoom Fit Width/Height(error)(error)(tick)(tick)(tick)
Zoom to Actual Size(error)(error)(tick)(tick)(tick)
The green check mark indicates implemented functionality, the red cross indicates Java Viewer functionality not (yet) implemented in the HTML5 Viewer. New functionality, not (previously) existent in the Java Viewer, is indicated with a grey background.

Browser Support

HTML5 is not supported on some older browsers. Please check the following article for a complete overview:

Article information
Applies to

WebCenter 14 and newer

Last revised31-Jul-18
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1 Comment

  1. Have any plan to implement Collaboration function in a near feature release?