MIME HTML, or MHTML, is a file format used to save and store web pages, including all their multimedia components, into a single file. This file format uses the MIME (Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) protocol to combine HTML code, images, videos, audio, and other resources into a single entity that can be easily shared, archived, or downloaded.

How Does MHTML Work?

MHTML works by merging external resources such as images, fonts, scripts, and multimedia files into the HTML code of a web page. When a user requests to save a web page as an MHTML file, the browser first downloads all the resources and encodes them into the HTML code using the MIME protocol. Then, the browser saves the whole web page, along with its resources, into a single MHTML file.

Why Use MHTML?

MHTML is useful in situations where you want to archive a web page and all its associated resources into a single file that can be easily shared or stored on your computer. Unlike saving a web page as HTML, which requires creating a folder with multiple files, MHTML bundles everything into a single file that retains the layout and interactivity of the original web page.


Can all browsers open MHTML files?

No. Not all browsers support MHTML files. The most popular browsers that support MHTML files are Internet Explorer and Opera. However, some third-party plugins or extensions may be available to enable MHTML support on other browsers.

Can I edit an MHTML file?

Yes. MHTML files are editable just like regular HTML files. You can open them in any text editor or HTML editor and make changes to the code. However, you should be cautious not to delete or modify any encoded resources, as this could affect the layout and interactivity of the web page.

Is MHTML the same as HTML?

No. MHTML is a file format that contains HTML code and multimedia resources, while HTML is a markup language used to create web pages. MHTML uses the MIME protocol to encode and combine HTML and resources into a single file, whereas HTML files only contain HTML code.


MIME HTML, or MHTML, is a file format that enables users to save and store web pages, along with their multimedia resources, into a single file. MHTML files are useful for archiving, sharing, and downloading web pages without losing the layout and interactivity of the original web page. Although not all browsers support MHTML, it remains a relevant file format for web developers and web users who need to store or share web pages offline.

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