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    I *almost* convinced someone to use Firefox yesterday (instead of IE).
    He frequently saves recipes from http://www.verybestbaking.com to his
    hard drive. There are two things he does in IE that Firefox still cannot:

    1. Save a complete web page as *one* file (MHTML). Yes, PDF is an
    *almost* as good workaround.

    And the more important problem:

    2. In Firefox, the "Save Page As" dialog doesn't always auto-suggest the
    "title" of the page as the default filename on this web site's recipe
    pages (e.g., http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipe....aspx?ID=18476
    - it yields "detail.aspx.htm"). Having to type-in the (often lengthy)
    filename (while IE does this correctly) is a *dealbreaker*. The source
    code of that page has a "title" (but also some javascript: var
    _pndef="title"; //default page name).

    Please help!

    Is this a bug? Bug#? Is the web site broken? Then why does IE get it right?

    Thanks!
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  2. Re: Save Page As give bad filename - Bug?

    Peter Lairo said on 7.6.2008 11:11:
    > I *almost* convinced someone to use Firefox yesterday (instead of IE).
    > He frequently saves recipes from http://www.verybestbaking.com to his
    > hard drive. There are two things he does in IE that Firefox still cannot:


    Oh, I tested this using Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US;
    rv:1.9pre) Gecko/2008060607 Minefield/3.0pre and my relative was using
    Firefox 2.0.0.x (newest).

    > 1. Save a complete web page as *one* file (MHTML). Yes, PDF is an
    > *almost* as good workaround.


    BTW: I'm aware of: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=82118
    "Tracking bug for Saving/Sending/Viewing HTML pages (e.g., as a single
    file, MHTML)"

    That's a seven-years-old bug. :-(
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    Peter Lairo

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  3. Re: Save Page As give bad filename - Bug?

    Peter Lairo wrote:
    > I *almost* convinced someone to use Firefox yesterday (instead of IE).
    > He frequently saves recipes from http://www.verybestbaking.com to his
    > hard drive. There are two things he does in IE that Firefox still cannot:
    >
    > 1. Save a complete web page as *one* file (MHTML). Yes, PDF is an
    > *almost* as good workaround.
    >
    > And the more important problem:
    >
    > 2. In Firefox, the "Save Page As" dialog doesn't always auto-suggest the
    > "title" of the page as the default filename on this web site's recipe
    > pages (e.g., http://www.verybestbaking.com/recipe....aspx?ID=18476
    > - it yields "detail.aspx.htm"). Having to type-in the (often lengthy)
    > filename (while IE does this correctly) is a *dealbreaker*. The source
    > code of that page has a "title" (but also some javascript: var
    > _pndef="title"; //default page name).
    >
    > Please help!
    >
    > Is this a bug? Bug#? Is the web site broken? Then why does IE get it right?
    >
    > Thanks!


    2 suggestions:

    Use one of the first 2 results; they will allow you to save page with
    full title:



    or use the Scrapbook extension. Not only will you be able to save the
    title, but keep them stored together.
    You also have the ability to clean the page up, add post-it like notes
    to it or highlight sections.



    There's also a extension especially made to scrap recipes from web pages:



    Although I couldn't make it work.

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