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.