Arena: W3C's HTML3 browser
Arena is no longer being maintained by W3C. Please visit Yggdrasil Computing which
coordinates the development of
The new W3C testbed is Amaya.
This page, and pages referenced from here is
written in HTML3. Unless you already use Arena, your browser may have
trouble rendering the pages. Yes, there should be a better way to
declare this than writing a note.
- Dave Raggett, Håkon W Lie, Henrik Frystyk, Yves Lafon
- Prerelease beta-3 has been released. (The
previous versions beta-2, beta-1 and 0.98 are still available in binary form.) It supports elements of HTML3, including tables, math and experimental
style sheets. There are bugs and shortcomings, so be sure to set you
- Dave Raggett first implemented a browser to render documents
conforming to the HTML+ specifications which he worked on. HTML+ is
now known as HTML3, and Arena's primary purpose is still to be a
testbed for HTML3 documents. From July 94, Håkon W Lie of CERN worked with Dave to extend Arena
in several directions. First, it was modified to take advantage of the
library of common code, now known as the W3C
Reference Library. Also, Arena was ported to all major unix
platforms and made available on the net. Henrik Frystyk Nielsen was
responsible for the library while at CERN and has continued this work
for W3C at MIT. From release 0.96, Arena has
included experimental support for Cascading Style Sheet, and Håkon Lie
continues this work for W3C at INRIA/Sophia Antipolis. Yves Lafon has
joined the team and is completing support for forms and style sheets.
We're grateful to many external
- Arena will continue to be a testbed browser for HTML3 and style
sheets. We do not have the resources nor the intent to make Arena a
full-featured web browser, but welcome initiatives to help add
- Precompiled Binaries
- Binaries are available
for linux, sun (solaris and sunos), dec and sgi.
- Source code
- The source code of Arena is now available under the standard W3C copyright.
- See list of frequently answered questions.
Dave, Håkon, Henrik, Yves