How can I have the URL automatically added to the metadata of a saved webpage?

  • Opera and IE did it for the MHT format back when I used that format, but I stopped using that format.

  • Opera used to do it ... way back in version 6. Which version of Opera are we talking about?

  • 12.16, which is the current, finalized one, isn't it?

    Just for clarification, I'm talking about having this done for non-MHT saves. Opera still does this for MHT saves.

  • Why did you stop using MHT if it does what you want?

  • Because it's less compatible for sharing (Firefox doesn't use MHT and it's the most popular browser. If I share archived web pages in the form of MHT, Firefox users will be prompted to open IE.) There might be other reasons it's bad, as indicated by the fact that Firefox has chosen to exclude it. Seems like "Web Page Complete" is the safest option.

  • Well, MHTML is a proposed standard, so Firefox just sucks. :lol: Of course, as always, there are extensions that are supposed to fix Fx. Also, I don't believe it is the most popular browser anymore. Doesn't solve your problem though. Sorry.

  • @Operetta

    There is a nice extention (Mozilla Archive Format) for Firefox for saving pages in MHT or MAFF format. You can also open pages saved with Opera or Internet Explorer(MHT).

  • Originally posted by missingno:

    Well, MHTML is a proposed standard, so Firefox just sucks. :lol:

    Guess who has the saying about what formats and standards will be adopted?
    We will get the internet we deserve because of millions of clueless idiots. That's what really sucks :irked:

  • MHTML actually is a standard ... an email standard. Using it for web pages is a little stretch, but very small.

  • While it has been designed with email in mind, the RFC 2557 introduces mhtml as a general purpose method (for example also for http and ftp). And using it for web pages is the main reason, no little stretch.

  • Still hoping it's feasible to have the URL automatically appended to the source code of a "Web Page (Complete)" file.

  • Chrome does this.

  • Originally posted by Operetta:

    Chrome does this.

    Only when saving as "Webpage, Complete", not "webpage, HTML Only"! How irresponsible.

    This can't be implemented in Opera? I save web pages so frequently, I'm about to start using Chrome.

  • Originally posted by Operetta:

    This can't be implemented in Opera? I save web pages so frequently, I'm about to start using Chrome.

    Presumably the newer Chromium-based Opera sports the same behavior as Chrome.

  • No. I already checked.

  • Why don't you save as "HTML file with images"? This will add source information to the end of the page. When I save this page the tail of the HTML file looks like this:

    </body>
    </html>
    < !-- 1392775729.myo.cDoyNzowNTowMA== -->
    < !-- This document saved from http://my.opera.com/community/forums/topic.dml?id=1817132&page=1 -->
    

    OK, it's not metadata, but better than nothing...

  • Well, that's actually exactly what I mean. I guess I was misusing the term metadata. What does metadata actually mean?

    I didn't think to look at the end of the document.

    Is there anyway to change it so that it's at the top of the document?

  • http://www.techterms.com/definition/metadata

    Originally posted by Operetta:

    Is there anyway to change it so that it's at the top of the document?

    No. Anyway it's exactly what you asked for:

    Originally posted by Operetta:

    Still hoping it's feasible to have the URL automatically appended to the source code

    Appended means adding data to the end, not the top :whistle:

  • Originally posted by Operetta:

    Well, that's actually exactly what I mean. I guess I was misusing the term metadata. What does metadata actually mean?

    It is metadata. There is also a dedicated element for metadata, however. And in this case, if it were part of the web page you'd have something like

    <link rel='canonical' href='http://whatever' >
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