Mozilla Archive Format

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Mozilla Archive Format
MAFF Icon.png
Filename extension .maff
Internet media type application/x-maff
Magic number 04 03 4b 50
Developed by Christopher Ottley,[1] Paolo Amadini[1]
Initial release 4 May 2004 (2004-05-04)
Type of format Web-archive, data compression
Container for Web-pages
Extended from ZIP
Open format? Yes for the Specification of MAFF file format;[2]
(MAF Firefox Addon)[3] under MPL 1.1, GPL 2.0, LGPL 2.1, or any later version of these licenses;
Documentation is under Copyright;[4]

The Mozilla Archive Format (MAFF) is a web page archiving format provided by Firefox through an extension.[5] It is used to save one or more web pages together with their associated audio, video, and other related web resources to a single file.[6] Unlike MHTML, which uses MIME encoding within a single HTML file, MAFF compresses the page into a ZIP container file.[7]

The extension no longer works on newer (as of 2017) versions of Firefox. The author has stated that future support will not be added.[8] But it is still supported in Cyberfox, a fork of Firefox that tries to keep features removed from Firefox like the traditional extension API. Firefox extension Web ScrapBook brings MAFF support for Firefox 57.0 and newer.[9] Pale Moon extension MozArchiver, a fork of original extension, bring the same support for Pale Moon 26.0 and newer.[10]

Format Licensing[edit]

MAFF is an open file format. The file format specification is published.[2]

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Sources cited[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "MAF project members". Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b "The MAFF specification". Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  3. ^ "Firefox Addon: MAF - Mozilla Archive Format". Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  4. ^ "User's Manual Firefox Addon: MAF - Mozilla Archive Format". Retrieved 9 September 2013.
  5. ^ Christopher Ottley; Paolo Amadini (18 September 2011). "Mozilla Archive Format, with MHT and Faithful Save". Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  6. ^ "About the MAFF file format". 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  7. ^ "Mozilla Archive Format". 2011. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  8. ^ "Known issues with the Mozilla Archive Format add-on". Retrieved 13 August 2017.
  9. ^ "Web ScrapBook – Add-ons for Firefox". Retrieved 22 April 2018.
  10. ^ "Pale Moon - Add-ons - MozArchiver". Retrieved 23 April 2018.