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jebo100 (TechnicalUser) (OP)
29 May 08 2:53

<a href="" onclick="Javascript: window.print()">Print this page</a>

the above prints the current page.

is there a way to save the current page to my local hard drive?
<a href="" onclick="Javascript: window.Save????()">Save this page</a>




BillyRayPreachersSon (Programmer)
29 May 08 17:20

Investigate "execCommand" - although it's only supported by IE, as far as I know.

Hope this helps,


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jebo100 (TechnicalUser) (OP)
29 May 08 23:35

i have tried "execCommand".
but i needed it to work with other browsers too.

thanks a lot for your reply...


BillyRayPreachersSon (Programmer)
30 May 08 2:22

Then you're out of luck, I'd say, if you want this to be automatic.



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jebo100 (TechnicalUser) (OP)
30 May 08 3:09
thanks ...


tsuji (TechnicalUser)
1 Jun 08 3:17
This is how you do it cross-browser. On the moz-based block, you might need to know a bit of xul to understand in order to script; but operational-wise it does not need any knowledge of it. It just differs from ie now by asking explicitly the xpconnect privilege from the user. The user can deny it, sure. It can be granted on one-time-basis. (Do not click on the remember checkbox and you're remaining safe.) The reason is that by default that privilege is denied (for good reason, and I am not suggesting to switch it permanently to allow.)

The demo is no-nonsense free from artificial irrelevance and well-focused.

<script type="text/javascript">
function go_saveas() {
    if (!!window.ActiveXObject) {
    } else if (!!window.netscape) {
        var r=document.createRange();
        var oscript=r.createContextualFragment('<script id="scriptid" type="application/x-javascript" src="chrome://global/content/contentAreaUtils.js"><\/script>');
        try {
        } catch (e) {
            //no further notice as user explicitly denied the privilege
        } finally {
            var oscript=document.getElementById("scriptid");    //re-defined
<a href="#" onclick="go_saveas();return false">save the document</a><br />

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