Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-28-2006, 12:27 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 44

Rep: Reputation: 15
Universal webfile that includes images?

In the MS Explorer browser you can save a webpage as a "Web Archive, single file, *mht" that includes both text and images in the one file. An mht file can be uploaded onto a website and anyone with an Explorer browser can read it, but other browsers cannot open the file. The beauty of the file is that it includes images within the file, so you don't need separate image files (eg jpeg files). At present in the non-Linux world the ubiquitous way to upload text and images onto a website is to use html files with links to jpeg image files or similar. Or use pdf files which require a separate program to download.
Does anyone know if any Linux distribution has developed a similar file type to the mht file where images and text are stored within the same file, that most browsers will open including non-linux browsers such as Explorer and Netscape and Firefox?
Old 03-28-2006, 01:59 PM   #2
LQ Guru
Registered: Aug 2001
Location: Fargo, ND
Distribution: SuSE AMD64
Posts: 15,733

Rep: Reputation: 682Reputation: 682Reputation: 682Reputation: 682Reputation: 682Reputation: 682
The Konqueror web browser has a "archive web page" in the Tools menu.

You can browse it from the Konqueror web browser directly.

Essentially the .war file is a tarball that contains the files needed to browse the page offline.

This isn't "Universal", because you either need to browse the .war file using Konqueror, or untar the file in it's own directory; E.G., "tar xvzf <filename.war>" to restore the original files.

Last edited by jschiwal; 03-28-2006 at 02:20 PM.
Old 03-29-2006, 11:45 AM   #3
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 44

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Universal webfile that includes images?

Thanks for that information Jschiwal. Looks like a "universal" webfile type you can paste images into directly that all browsers can read never was developed either in the Linux or the non-Linux world. Scarecrow Man on a Windows forum brought to my attention a way to embed an image in an html file that Konqueror and some other browsers will read - "here is a trick that apparently works with Firefox, Opera, Konqueror and Safari, but not IE". The link he gave is
I'm about to try it out.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Is XML universal? Ygrex Programming 9 10-27-2005 03:26 AM
Universal Distro programmershous Linux - Distributions 65 07-02-2005 07:37 AM
universal settings tedivm Linux - Newbie 1 08-19-2004 11:20 PM
An Universal clock satimis Linux - Software 3 01-08-2004 06:56 AM
Universal RNG LinuxTiro Programming 0 09-12-2003 11:47 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:33 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration