Mozilla Archive Format is a file type for saving complete web pages, with all related resources saved in a single zip file. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Archive_Format
Firefox should natively save and open .maff files without a need for add-ons. It's very frustrating that this format was created by Mozilla, we saved many web pages using it, and then Mozilla abandoned the format and removed the functionality from Firefox and made it impossible to provide through add-ons.
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For background, .maff support was provided through an extension (not built-in). That legacy extension required certain features not available to WebExtensions in Firefox 57+. Unless extension APIs are substantially enhanced, it's necessary that the feature be built-in.
MHT isn't even built-in! There's no way to save a web page to a single file without an add-on.
Would you [the submitter or any of the people reading this discussion] be willing to donate 10 bucks to help implement this?
> MHT isn't even built-in!
It doesn't seem that MHT is a web standard, so Mozilla does not have the usual guidance on the best way to implement it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MHTML I guess it should follow Chromium's implementation now that Microsoft has adopted it in Edge?
> There's no way to save a web page to a single file without an add-on.
For many users, "Save to PDF" (through Print) and Firefox Screenshot are enough, But if you want to preserve the interactivity of the page, you still need some way to reliably capture the HTML and scripts together.
Yes, I'd pay ten dollars for this feature in ANY form.
@shanenI'd pay $50 to get this implemented. (There are a lot of other things I'd like, though, so I have to think about how much I'd be willing to pay total. 😄 But if I could get back to golden era Firefox functionality I would pay quite a bit.)
@jscher2000MAFF doesn't preserve interactivity of dynamic pages, but it does preserve the original content as much as possible, which is why it's a good archival format for pages that will experience bit rot.
Well, I'd reply directly if this system allowed it, but I don't see that option around here. The basic response to the offers is "But your $10 or $50 is not enough. What if Mozilla had a CSB (Charity Share Brokerage) mechanism to gather enough donations to pay for the feature?"
@shanen I don't even know what CSB is. Mozilla is clearly making money to pay their developers; they're just developing the wrong things.