[webkit-dev] Save Page - Ideas
ddkilzer at webkit.org
Thu Oct 30 09:33:48 PDT 2008
On Thu, 10/30/08, zaheer ahmad <zaheer.mot at gmail.com> wrote:
> iam working on implementing save page functionality. Looks
> like its not
> already supported in the core.
Apple's Mac port saves ".webarchive" files. The format is specific to the CoreFoundation framework, but there is platform-specific code that does this nevertheless.
> Following are some high
> level ideas and iam
> not sure if some or all of these are the right approaches
> to this problem
> - write the page data to the file system as and when is
> received - but this
> is not optimal since this incurs constant overhead on page
Don't do this.
> - apis to retreive the source (html, js, css) and
> image/object data
> (original form) from the document. I think the
> parsers/loaders incrementally
> handle the data and throw off the parsed text - pls
> validate my
> understanding here.
There should be API to do this already. Look at how content for .webarchive files is retrieved.
> - parse and convert all the html absolute/relative URIs to
> relative URIs on
> the file system
Bug 7211: Support save as "Web page, complete" in Firefox format
> - any other optimized storage methods - e.g. storing the
> entire page as a
> single file using multipart content
Bug 7169: Support exporting of MHTML web archives
I would strongly encourage you to reuse an existing format rather than inventing your own. (In my opinion the Firefox format is preferred because it's readable by all web browsers.)
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