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How do the pages save?


© August 2003 Tony Lawrence

Sat Aug 16 15:51:44 GMT 2003 How do the pages save?

I happened to notice something new to me about Mozilla Firebird today when saving a web page. Usually browsers just save whatever the web page has in it. So if the IMG SRC= points to a relative link, then when the page is on your computer your browser will look for the image relative to where the file is. But if it is an absolute: https://www.wherever.com/image.gif, then it will look to there and in all probabilty the image will display.

But Mozilla does it differently. Mozilla Firebird and other Mozilla browsers will create a directory for images and will change references in the saved file to point there. If your page is saved as ~/fred, Mozilla creates ~/fred_files. It's more than just images, too: if the page has javascript, it puts functions in there too. In other words, it really goes out of its way to save the whole darn kit and kaboodle.

Of course it offers you options to only save the html if that's your desire.


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