Google Chrome 14 Includes MHTML Files Support

By | June 22, 2011 | 8 Comments

Google Chrome 14 Includes MHTML Files SupportMHTML (MIME HTML), a web page archive format introduced with Internet Explorer 5 and used to combine various images, animations along with the source code into a single (.mht) file, will be supported by the upcoming Google Chrome 14 release.

In fact, as of June 13th, Canary Chrome and WebKit builds already include such feature.

According to Wikipedia, MHTML file format is already supported by a few web browsers, including:

Internet Explorer 5-9 (IE8-9 saves web pages in MHTML format by default),
Opera 9-11 (MHTML as the default saving format was introduced in Opera 9.5),
Firefox (no native support, extension is required).

So here you have it, 12 years after the initial IE5 release, it looks like Firefox remains the only web browser that does not support this feature right out of the box.

[Thanks, Blake]

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  • Martin Suchan

    And what about Safari browser? I’m pretty sure it does no supports MHTML either.

    • Vygantas Lipskas

      It’s hard to tell what version of Safari will support it, that’s why it said WebKit only, which is Safari’s rendering engine anyway.

  • Rudi Visser

    Why is this being reported as ‘Google Chrome’ news when it’s nothing to do with them? This is a WebKit Core change.

  • Anonymous

    Nice. I’ve used this format in Opera for a while.

  • Gabriela

    Why on earth are you writing about Firefox 3 when 4 has been released long ago and 5 has been released yesterday? I’m afraid you’re being tremendously biased!!!!

    • Vygantas Lipskas

      It’s information according to wikipedia, it had FF3 only, although latest still does not support it :-)


      • Bobgiesbrecht

        Firefox supports MHTML with the Mozilla Archive Format extension

  • Seluleko