Amaya is a Web editor, i.e. a tool used to create and update documents directly on the Web. Browsing features are seamlessly integrated with the editing and remote access features in a uniform environment. This follows the original vision of the Web as a space for collaboration and not just a one-way publishing medium.
Work on Amaya started at W3C in 1996 to showcase Web technologies in a fully-featured Web client. The main motivation for developing Amaya was to provide a framework that can integrate as many W3C technologies as possible. It is used to demonstrate these technologies in action while taking advantage of their combination in a single, consistent environment.
Amaya started as an HTML + CSS style sheets editor. Since that time it was extended to support XML and an increasing number of XML applications such as the XHTML family, MathML, and SVG. It allows all those vocabularies to be edited simultaneously in compound documents.
The Amaya software is written in C and is available for Windows, Unix platforms and MacOSX.
The application is jointly developed by W3C and the WAM (Web, Adaptation and Multimedia) project at INRIA. The core team includes: Irène Vatton (Project lead, INRIA), Laurent Carcone (W3C), Stéphane Gully (INRIA), Vincent Quint (INRIA). José Kahan (W3C Semantic Web Advanced Development project) develops an Annotea and Annotea Bookmarks support in Amaya.
The current release, Amaya 8.7, supports HTML 4.01, XHTML 1.0, XHTML Basic, XHTML 1.1, HTTP 1.1, MathML 2.0, many CSS 2 features, and includes SVG support (transformation, transparency, and SMIL animation on OpenGL platforms). You can display and partially edit XML documents. It's an internationalized application.
See the Overview page for more details.
A new release based on the WX user interface will be available end November.
Amaya is covered by the W3C Software Notice and License. The icon can be inserted in your Web pages when they are created and edited by Amaya.