Amaya
Amaya 11.4.4
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Amaya is a complete Web browsing and authoring environment and comes equipped with a WYSIWYG style of interface, similar to that of the most popular commercial browsers. With such an interface, users do not need to know the HTML or CSS languages.

Features of Amaya include the following:
  • Amaya lets users both browse and author Web pages

    Using Amaya you can create Web pages and upload them onto a server. Authors can create a document from scratch, they can browse the Web and find the information they need, copy and paste it to their pages, and
What's New
Version 11.4.4:
  • CSS counters are implemented. However, selectors for properties counter-reset and counter-increment are not fully interpreted yet, which may generate strange numbers sometimes.
  • There was a typo in the SVG doctype.
  • The 'Tip of the day' is now different at each launch.
  • Add <key>F1: HelpIndex() in keyboard shortcuts.
  • Links that contained more than 200 characters were truncated.
  • Add text files (*.txt) in the list of 'known types' for file browser
  • CSS: Unicode characters in a "content" property were not interpreted correctly.
  • CSS: selectors for rules counter-increment and counter-reset were often not interpreted correctly.
    Also, display these rules in the list of rules displayed by command Format/Show applied style...
  • CSS: when some style has just been put on a character string (which creates a element), command "Show applied style" did not display this new style.
  • CSS: setting the "color" property of a selected element after the "background-color" property produced inexpected results.
  • CSS: Amaya crashed when creating a table of contents that included elements using a page-break CSS rule.
  • MathML: update entity definitions for MathML (Frederic Wang).
  • MathML: the content of element <annotation-xml> was not displayed correctly and could crash amaya.
  • Element <param> within an <applet> was moved by the HTML parser outside of the <applet> element.
  • When an XHTML document contains errors (such as invalid elements), Amaya does not try anymore to parse it again as a plain HTML document if it uses other namespaces with prefixes. The HTML parser does not accept prefixed tags.
  • <object>: Amaya now accept to create <object> elements without a data attribute.
    It's also easier to change the alternate text of an <object>.
  • Table editing: when changing setting an attribute on several (but not all) cells in a column, the attribute was applied to the column as a whole.
  • It was impossible to save large documents throught SSL on Windows and Linux. Add an option to define the socket buffer size in the libwww.
  • Some minor bug fixes.
  • Updating documentation.
Version 11.4.4:
  • CSS counters are implemented. However, selectors for properties counter-reset and counter-increment are not fully interpreted yet, which may generate strange numbers sometimes.
  • There was a typo in the SVG doctype.
  • The 'Tip of the day' is now different at each launch.
  • Add <key>F1: HelpIndex() in keyboard shortcuts.
  • Links that more...
Requirements
Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 or later



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Amaya User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 11.x:
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bbw7 reviewed on 06 Apr 2012
Hey, a new version (11.4.4) came out in January; the previous version is from 2009.

This version is also fairly slow and cannot handle busier websites (or mayhaps web sites with more complicated coding, I dunnoh). Get error messages when visiting such sites and the third such website I went to crashed the application. Hence this application can't really be called a browser per se.

Given this fact, I'm not too keen on even giving the WYSIWYG html editor a spin -- for fear of there being much gnashing of teeth involved. If the developer can't do the basic QA of visiting a few websites with this application, then he/she shouldn't expect users to put any time in checking out its "features."
[Version 11.4.4]


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Bdkennedy1 reviewed on 03 Nov 2010
Oh Amaya, how do I describe thee? A Windows 3.1 application running on Mac OS X 10.6 running on a PowerMac 6100.

I used the program for 30 seconds. During that time which seemed like an eternity, the program window flashed black every time I clicked on something. Highlighting text caused the text to shift. The default template looks like it was designed for use with CompuServe back in the 90's.

I'm appreciate it's an open source project, but this software seems like it's for poor countries that can't afford software. Unfortunately they need expensive equipment to run it on.
[Version 11.3.1]


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Anapat reviewed on 05 Sep 2010
Amaya really looks good on paper: browser, WYSIWYG editor, new technologies and for free. But when you download the Mac OSX version you can experience the flaws of this application very quickly : it is absolutely not optimized for Mac. On a Power PC G5 you must wait 32 seconds until you can start working with it ! I think it's world record for an application like this, if you compare it to Seamonkey for instance that is also a browser and WYSIWYG editor that launches in four seconds ! What a shame for Amaya !
[Version 11.3.1]


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Chrischram commented on 18 Feb 2010
Amaya 11.3.1 has been out since early December 2009. What took it so long getting to MacUpdate?
[Version 11.3.1]


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Hervé 5 commented on 18 Oct 2008
I'm surprised many comments seem to consider Amaya as just a browser, when it is a complete, non-proprietary, WYWIWYG html editor.

Recently I had to prepare a quick how-to for a small community server and I wanted something else than iWeb: I dare say Amaya did it without even opening a single help file.

I preseume it can do much more, but if what you want is an html editor that just behaves like a text editor (with links etc.), give it a try !
[Version 10.1pr5]


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Gaoshan commented on 17 Oct 2008
In its day Amaya had a useful purpose. Anymore, however, it seems extraneous.
[Version 10.1pr5]


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+3

+182
BumbleB commented on 27 Feb 2008
JAVA as it is implemented here, simple does not cut it on Mac OS X - we are too accustomed to Cocoa goodness;-)
[Version 10.0]


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Orion-Mk.-V commented on 01 Nov 2006
Ugly, clunky and nonintuitive, so despite any novel/unique features it's just not particularly usable.
[Version 9.52]


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Anonymous reviewed on 13 Jul 2005
Amaya may not look as good as some other browsers, but it's the only browser to really do things with link, Xpath... It's the playground for new W3C technologies.
[Version 9.2.1]

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Anonymous commented on 13 Jul 2005
and that's all it is. it's not really usable as an everyday browser
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amake replied on 14 Jul 2005
It's not just that it doesn't look as good. The fatal flaw for me is that it just can't display non-English characters correctly. That's not just an eyecandy issue, that's basic useability.
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Robert replied on 28 Feb 2007
More like the litter box.
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amake reviewed on 13 Jul 2005
It's nice that the W3C decided to put Amaya out for OS X, but it has a long way to go before it becomes a decent browser. Gecko and KHTML are light years ahead of it in terms of rendering accuracy, and Amaya can't even display non-English scripts correctly (I specifically tested only Japanese). At this point it seems more like a curiosity than a fully functional browser, though perhaps its editing capabilities are more worthwhile.
[Version 9.2.1]


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Type:Internet : Browsers
License:Free
Date:18 Jan 2012
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Amaya is a complete Web browsing and authoring environment and comes equipped with a WYSIWYG style of interface, similar to that of the most popular commercial browsers. With such an interface, users do not need to know the HTML or CSS languages.

Features of Amaya include the following:
  • Amaya lets users both browse and author Web pages

    Using Amaya you can create Web pages and upload them onto a server. Authors can create a document from scratch, they can browse the Web and find the information they need, copy and paste it to their pages, and create links to other Web sites. All this is done in a straightforward and simple manner, and actions are performed in a single consistent environment. Editing and browsing functions are integrated seamlessly in a single tool.
  • Amaya maintains a consistent internal document model adhering to the DTD

    Amaya always represents the document internally in a structured way consistent with the Document Type Definition (DTD). A properly structured document enables other tools to further process the data safely.

    Amaya allows you to display the document structure at the same time as the formatted view, which is portrayed diagrammatically on the screen.

    For more details, see Techniques for Authoring Complex XML Documents (html, pdf).
  • Amaya is able to work on several documents at a time

    Several (X)HTML, native MathML (.mml) and SVG (.svg) documents can be displayed and edited at a time.
  • Amaya helps authors create hypertext links

    The editor helps you create and text out links to other documents on the Web from the document you currently are working on. You can view the links and get a feel for how the information is interconnected. This feature is not limited to HTML anchors. With XLink, any MathML and SVG element can be a link too.
  • Amaya includes a collaborative annotation application

    Annotations are external comments, notes, remarks that can be attached to any Web document or a selected part of the document. This application is based on Resource Description Framework (RDF), XLink, and XPointer recommendations.
  • Amaya is easily extended.

    Several APIs and mechanisms are available to change and extend its functionality with the least modification to the source code.


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