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Original author(s) Dave Raggett (1992–1994), Håkon Wium Lie, Henrik Frystyk Nielsen, Yves Lafon
Developer(s) CERN/W3C
Yggdrasil Computing
Initial release pre 1993; 31 years ago (1993)
0.91 27 November 1995; 28 years ago (1995-11-27)
Last release
0.3.62 / 25 November 1998; 25 years ago (1998-11-25)
Written in C
Operating system NeXT, Linux, Unix SunOS, Solaris, SGI, DEC, FreeBSD, X11(X)
Available in English
Type Web browser, HTML editor
License W3C, some parts GPL

The Arena browser (also known as the Arena WWW Browser) was one of the first web browsers for Unix. Originally begun by Dave Raggett in 1993, development continued at CERN and the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and subsequently by Yggdrasil Computing. Arena was used in testing the implementations for HTML version 3.0, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), Portable Network Graphics (PNG), and libwww. Arena was widely used and popular at the beginning of the World Wide Web.

Arena, which predated Netscape Navigator and Microsoft's Internet Explorer, featured a number of innovations used later in commercial products. It was the first browser to support background images, tables, text flow around images, and inline mathematical expressions.

The Arena browser served as the W3C's testbed browser from 1994 to 1996 when it was succeeded by the Amaya project.

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