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

  • @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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