RecentlyÂ WebKit added support for MHTML and Chrome has incorporated it too, since webkit is used in Chrome too.”Enabling MHTML reading on the Chrome side now that the WebKit patchadding support for MHTML landed in WebKit.That is necessary for the MHTML layout tests to pass.” says a recent commit in Chromium.
What is MHTML
“MHTML, short for MIME HTML, is a web page archive format used to combine resources that are typically represented by external links (such as images, Flash animations, Java applets, audio files) together with HTML code into a single file.” wiki says.
Have you ever tried saving a webpage ? The file will save as .html and then a folder will be created along with it which will have all files from that web page, say, images and other graphics. Can this be saved as a single file ? Yes, that is our MHTML, with a .mht extension.
MHTML Support in Modern Browsers
IE :Â The .mht format was introduced in 1999 with Internet Explorer 5.Â In Internet Explorer 8 and Internet Explorer 9 Beta, the default saving format for the “Save as” function is MHTML.
Opera : Supports this from v.9
Firefox :Â Mozilla Firefox requires anÂ extension to be installed to read and write MHT files
Safari : Does not support .mht as of now. However, the feature is added to webkit now, so we will soon see Safari supporting this file format.
more info on the wikipage.