Mhtml

design

#1

A college has a PowerPoint presentation that he wanted to put up on our website. PowerPoint gives a save as Web Page (HTML) option as well as a save as Web Archive (MHTML). The MHTML option works better with IE when viewed local, but doesn’t work when I copied it out to our web site. Web Archive is very lightly documented in PowerPoint. What is it and can I make it work at Dreamhost?

In the past, I got good results with PowerPoint presentations as web sites if I used the presentation software in StarOffice to save to HTML. Maybe I’ll have to try that again.


#2

Does it work in any other browser, like Mozilla? I’m not really familiar with it, but it may be a proprietary, nonstandard format, in which case it’s not a good idea to use on the Web.

– Dan


#3

The MHTML I have doesn’t work with Mozilla or Netscape, just IE: http://ykfp.org/steelheadworkshop/RainbowSteelheadYakimaFEB2005.mht
I guess this stuff is none as Mime HTML.

I got pretty good results with StarOffice 5.2 on Solaris, adjustable frames and navigation buttons that all browsers can use: http://ykfp.org/steelheadworkshop/powerpoint/chrisfredericksen/anapplication.htm


#4

You’re serving it as MIME type text/plain, so the only standards-compliant thing a browser ought to do with it is to display it as raw code, which is in fact what Mozilla does.

You should avoid proprietary browser-specific stuff on the Web, and you should serve everything with the appropriate MIME type.

– Dan