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Arena is no longer being maintained by W3C. Please visit Yggdrasil Computing which coordinates the development of Arena

The new W3C testbed is Amaya.

Dave Raggett, Håkon W Lie, Henrik Frystyk, Yves Lafon
Prerelease beta-3 has been released. (The previous versions beta-2 and beta-1 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 expectations accordingly.
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 continued 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 collaborators.
Other testbed envoironements are likely to take over Arena's role within W3C, and we do not foresee putting much development resources into Arena at this point.
Arena runs in X11/unix environments.
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.

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Dave, Håkon, Henrik, Yves
Last updated: June 15, 1996

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