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Issue 113888 Feature suggestion: Save page as PDF, MHT, CHM, ODF and zipped HTML archive
Starred by 1 user Reported by yaoziy...@gmail.com, Feb 12 2012 Back to list
Status: WontFix
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Closed: Apr 2012
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Type: Feature

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Chrome may even let the user choose a "link depth", so that pages that are several links away from the current page will also be saved in the same PDF or zipped HTML archive or other document formats.
 
Comment 1 by yaoziy...@gmail.com, Feb 12 2012
Offline content availability is a very important feature in today's mobile-rich world. The user is very likely to own a mobile phone or tablet computer on which he wants to read a webpage or even a whole site (e.g. a Blogger blog, a Google Sites site) offline.

With two added options, "link depth" and "only pages from the same site", Chrome could implement a basic offline content downloading and packaging feature.
Comment 2 by yaoziy...@gmail.com, Feb 12 2012
This suggested feature has an additional benefit for Chrome: Chrome can advertise itself in such a generated PDF ebook :-)
Comment 3 by yaoziy...@gmail.com, Feb 27 2012
A justification for this suggestion is Safari 4 already has a similar feature:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webarchive

Comment 4 by yaoziy...@gmail.com, Feb 27 2012
Also:

MAFF is an open format (with a published specification) that enables saving of whole webpages in a single file. It is currently supported by Firefox, using an extension.[3] Other web browsers use the MHTML format or do the equivalent by saving a directory of inline resources (usually images) alongside the html file, sometimes compressed, like the .war format used by Konqueror (tar+gzip or tar+bzip2). Safari isn't able to handle either format.
Labels: -Type-Bug -Area-Undefined Type-Feature Area-UI Feature-Downloads Feature-SavePage
Status: Untriaged
Issue 120416 is tracking saving as MHTML.
Issue 116749 is tracking saving as PDF.

This bug can track saving as CHM, ODF, Zipped HTML, and MAFF.  (We can break those out into separate issues if the interest in them grows.)

Status: WontFix
I don't think we want to support more than mhtml / pdf. Chrome is a browser, there are other apps for downloading pages.
thakis: I agree that some of these formats are unnecessary. For example, CHM is Windows-specific; MAFF is Mac-specific. ODF is not popular yet.

rdsmith: But I do agree that downloading a page or even a site (e.g. an entire Blogger blog or Google Sites site) as a single ebook (in PDF or other easily accessible formats) has a huge market demand, partly because mobile devices are abundant today to read ebooks. I will send you an email explaining other reasons.
Project Member Comment 8 by bugdroid1@chromium.org, Oct 13 2012
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Project Member Comment 9 by bugdroid1@chromium.org, Mar 10 2013
Labels: -Area-UI -Feature-Downloads -Feature-SavePage Cr-Content-SavePage Cr-UI Cr-UI-Browser-Downloads
Project Member Comment 10 by bugdroid1@chromium.org, Apr 6 2013
Labels: Cr-Blink
Project Member Comment 11 by bugdroid1@chromium.org, Apr 6 2013
Labels: -Cr-Content-SavePage Cr-Blink-SavePage
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