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    Saving Web Pages (IE 5.5)

    When trying to save a web page for offline viewing I notice three file types in the File>Save As box: Web Page Complete, Web Page HTML Only, and Web Page Archive. Does anyone know the difference between these types and the advantages/disadvantages to any or all? Thanks.

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    Re: Saving Web Pages (IE 5.5)

    Here's what I know: ..

    Web Page Complete: Saves the page as .html to the directory specified, in addition to another folder of the same name. The contents of the folder contain any pictures, fonts, or other graphical content required to make the page viewable. All graphics links on the page are re-written to accomodate the new folder, making the page the same as on the web, or in 'web form'.

    Web Page HTML: Saves only the HTML page. does not grab all pictures or fonts. The page is still viewable, but does not contain the graphics required to render it in 'web form'.

    Web Page Archive: Saves only the HTML page in MIME encoded format. This format is most frequently used for HTML e-mails, and takes up less space to save.

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    Re: Saving Web Pages (IE 5.5)

    To slightly expand on what Drk said, the IE help files say:

    To save all of the files needed to display this page, including graphics, frames, and style sheets, click Web Page, complete. This option saves each file in its original format.

    To save all of the information needed to display this page in a single MIME-encoded file, click Web Archive. This option saves a snapshot of the current Web page. This option is available only if you have installed Outlook Express 5 or later.

    To save just the current HTML page, click Web Page, HTML only. This option saves the information on the Web page, but it does not save the graphics, sounds, or other files.

    To save just the text from the current Web page, click Text Only. This option saves the information on the Web page in straight text format.

    Notes:
    With Web Page, complete and Web Archive, you can view all of the Web page offline, without adding the page to your Favorites list and marking it for offline viewing.

    When you choose Web Page, complete, only the current page is saved. If you want to view Web pages and the pages they link to while offline, click Related Topics

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