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
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.
Amaya includes a collaborative annotation application based on Resource
Description Framework (RDF), XLink, and XPointer.
Amaya is an open source software
project hosted by W3C.