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Mozilla Archive Format, with MHT and Faithful Save 4.0.0
— Open web pages saved with Internet Explorer or other browsers (MHT)
— Save many tabs, video and audio reliably, in a single ZIP file (MAFF)
— Return to the original site you saved a page from, and more!
About this Add-on
It provides the following advantages over the built-in save system:
— A complete page can be saved as a single file (web archive)
— You can name files using the title of the page (title save)
— The saved pages are faithful to the original (exact save)
You can view and save MHT (MHTML) files, with excellent compatibility with Internet Explorer;
but more importantly, you can use the MAFF file format, with the following advantages:
— Save disk space, since MAFF files are compressed
— Include video and audio embedded in the pages
— Be universal, since MAFF is based on ZIP and compatible with Linux and other platforms
— Use an open format, with no risk of vendor lock-in
The MAFF format is exceptional when combined with the built-in browser support for the Ogg Vorbis and Ogg Theora media formats in web pages: you can save everything in a single file. You can even save more than one tab in a single MAFF file.
The MAF extension allows you to convert your already saved pages to the format of your choice. You can use this feature to save disk space, or even to convert MAFF to the other formats, should you ever decide to go back.
MAF also interoperates with other extensions, for example:
— Multiple Tab Handler (easily select the tabs to save)
— UnMHT (additional expert features to read and write MHTML)
The MAF extension is intuitive and easy to use, but empowers you with advanced features: see the user manual if you want to find out more!
Do you think something could be improved? Let us know!
But don't forget to check out the latest development version first: maybe the feature you need is already there!
• In order to open MHTML files when the IE Tab extension is installed, the filter
/^file:\/\/\/.*\.(mht|mhtml)$/ must be disabled from the IE Tab options.
• The Download Sort extension has a known incompatibility with MAF. The conflict cannot be resolved without proper modifications to both extensions, and Download Sort is not actively maintained at this time.
• The integrated Save Complete extension cannot always save pages with dynamic contents correctly.
• When saving a page in an archive fails, retrying the download from the Downloads window does not achieve the expected result.
• Opening very long documents contained inside MHTML files may cause the browser to stop responding temporarily.
• With versions of Firefox prior to 3.5.3, web archive files must have a lowercase file name extension in order to be opened.
Check out the latest development version for updates on new features and resolved issues.
– When multi-process Firefox is enabled, compatibility information is displayed in English in the main pane of the options dialog, and the dialog is shown automatically the first time this condition is detected.
– Full support for displaying the contents of web archives.
– The notification bar with information about the original save date and location is not displayed when multi-process Firefox is enabled.
– Web archives cannot be created when multi-process Firefox is enabled, however it is now possible to use the browser's standard save system to save complete web pages in multiple files, without disabling the add-on first.
Several features have been removed or redesigned in preparation for full compatibility with multi-process Firefox:
– Taking an exact snapshot of the page is now required to create web archives, and the browser's standard save system can only be used to save complete web pages in multiple files. All the generated MHTML files are now fully compatible with other browsers, since the option to create partially compatible archives using the browser's standard save system is not available anymore.
– The separate Archives dialog and the integrated Save Complete component have been removed.
– The existing integration with the page context menu, the Tools menu, and the application menu of older versions of Firefox has been removed in favor of the integration with the customizable menu button.
– The preference to use the page title instead of the default suggested file name in the "Save As" dialog has been removed since this is now the default naming strategy in Firefox.
You can find the full list of changes and known issues on the official site: http://maf.mozdev.org/
The Development Channel lets you test an experimental new version of this add-on before it's released to the general public. Once you install the development version, you will continue to get updates from this channel. To stop receiving development updates, reinstall the default version from the link above.
Caution: Development versions of this add-on have not been reviewed by Mozilla.
- Version 4.0rc1: