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Firefox and WebArchives
Authored by: valx on Apr 23, '08 09:06:52AM

I mainly use Firefox for the extensions, and as a Web developer, it simply can't be beat.

But the other reason I use it is that Safari will only save Web pages as WebArchives. That's great if you are going to open them with a WebKit compliant browser, but it does you no good if you're on any computer that doesn't have WebKit. Yes you can convert WebArchives to HTML but they get completely screwed up in the process.

Firefox (and especially the ScrapBook extension) saves pages as they appear, and it saves them in the universally readable HTML format rather than the WebArchive format.

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Firefox and WebArchives
Authored by: deef on Apr 23, '08 09:14:27AM


File -> Save As... -> Format: Page Source

will save a file as HTML in Safari.

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Firefox and WebArchives
Authored by: valx on Apr 23, '08 09:54:23AM
That only saves the HTML--no images, css files, javascripts, etc. Sorry if I wasn't clear. But I meant that Firefox will save the complete Web page including all of its contents (images and all) completely intact while leaving the source document in HTML. You can open the HTML document in any browser and see the page exactly as it looked on the Web.

You could send the page (and its folder of images) to someone on Linux and have them see it exactly as it originally appeared. This is what you can't do with Safari.

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