I'm looking for a software/extension for chrome that can save the webpage as single HTML file. I know it can be saved in the browser using ctrl+s or right-click save as 'html`, but tries to save the HTML with the page components and takes much time to load.

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The following is maybe not exactly what you are looking for, this is just a simple bookmarklet I made few weeks ago.

tries to save the HTML with the page components and takes much time to load.

It is especially taking this statement into account and try to solve it.


###The bookmarklet (Save in location into a new bookmark)
javascript:void (()=>{let e="";try{document.designMode="on",onmouseup=()=>{document.execCommand("backColor",!1,"chartreuse"),window.getSelection().removeAllRanges()};var n=/^\s*('|")/;[...document.styleSheets].forEach((t=>{[...t.rules].forEach((t=>{var o,c;e+=(o=t.cssText,c=function(e){var n;(n=e,fetch(n).then((e=>e.blob())).then((e=>new Promise(((n,t)=>{const o=new FileReader;o.onloadend=()=>n(o.result),o.onerror=console.log(n,t),o.readAsDataURL(e)}))))).then((e=>{console.log("RESULT:",e)}))},[/(@import\s+)(')(.+?)(')/gi,/(@import\s+)(")(.+?)(")/gi,/(url\s*\()(\s*')([^']+?)(')/gi,/(url\s*\()(\s*")([^"]+?)(")/gi,/(url\s*\()(\s*)([^\s'")].*?)(\s*\))/gi].reduce((function(e,t,o){return e.replace(t,(function(e,t,o,r,s){var a=c(r);return console.log(t,o,a,s),n.test(a)&&n.test(o)&&(o=s=""),t+o+a+s}))}),o))}))})),[...document.querySelectorAll("link")].forEach((e=>{e.outerHTML=""})),[...document.querySelectorAll("source")].forEach((e=>{var n;(n=e.src,fetch(n).then((e=>e.blob())).then((e=>new Promise(((n,t)=>{const o=new FileReader;o.onloadend=()=>n(o.result),o.onerror=t,o.readAsDataURL(e)}))))).then((n=>{console.log("RESULT SRC SOURCE:",n),e.src=n,e.srcset=""}))})),[...document.querySelectorAll("iframe")].forEach((e=>{e.sandbox="",e.src=""})),[...document.querySelectorAll("img")].forEach((e=>{var n;(n=e.src,fetch(n).then((e=>e.blob())).then((e=>new Promise(((n,t)=>{const o=new FileReader;o.onloadend=()=>n(o.result),o.onerror=t,o.readAsDataURL(e)}))))).then((n=>{console.log("RESULT:",n),e.src=n}))})),document.body.appendChild(Object.assign(document.createElement("style"),{textContent:e.split('url("undefined")').join("")})),document.head.appendChild(Object.assign(document.createElement("base"),{href:new URL(document.URL).origin})),document.head.appendChild(Object.assign(document.createElement("meta"),{httpEquiv:"Content-Security-Policy",content:"object-src 'none'; connect-src 'none' default-src 'none'; script-src 'none'; connect-src 'none'; img-src 'none'; style-src 'none'; base-uri 'none';form-action 'none'"})),document.head.appendChild(Object.assign(document.createElement("meta"),{httpEquiv:"X-Frame-Options",content:"deny"})),document.head.prepend(Object.assign(document.createComment("\n\n-- Page dumped using %F0%9F%92%BERePack bookmarklet https://gist.github.com/webdev23/0fc20feb866aaad04a515fbfae419a7c\n-- From url "+document.URL+"\n\n"),{})),[...document.scripts].forEach((e=>{e.outerHTML=""})),[...document.querySelectorAll("img")].forEach((e=>{0!=e.src.indexOf("http://")&&0!=e.src.indexOf("https://")||(e.src="")})),setTimeout((function(){let e=document.createElement("a");e.download="%F0%9F%92%BE_"+new URL(document.location.href).origin+"_"+document.title+".html",e.href=URL.createObjectURL(new Blob([document.documentElement.outerHTML])),document.designMode="off",e.click()}),1e4)}catch(e){alert("Error, offline.\nThis page has very strict Cross Origin Sharing Policies (CORS)\nand or Content Security Policies (CSP) against Cross Site Scripting (X-XSS-Protection mode block).\nThe download of assets can't succeed from a browser context.\n:(\n"+e.message)}})();

###The target:
Saving a web page that works offline into a single file, create fully 
static HTML pages with embedded assets.
Highlight important texts.

###The problem:
When saving a page using save page as, the browser creates a html file 
and one or many folders with tons of assets, images, libraries and 
This becomes quickly a mess. Almost every page in the internet are not 
monolithic, garbled of trackers, ads scripts, dynamic components, and 
Most pages are dynamic, the content is populated after the load, using 
JavaScript. This makes a page downloaded with curl or wget often 
unreadable, even broken. Assets are then missing, when we open with a 
browser this local file, many calls are sent to the original server but 
it often fails due to modern CSP,  CORS protections and logins. 
Relative links get broken. Likely the tab will hang indefinitely, even if 
the internet is working.

###The limits: 
Those sharing protections are well made, and makes in browser's 
JavaScript unusable on those contents.
Thus this bookmarklet won't run on most social networks, Youtube, 
Stackoverflow, Reddit, Imgur...
Will works on: Most internet pages with public contents, Github, MDN, 
Gumtree, Wikipedia, etc, etc.

###The process:
To obtain a good rendering of a page, we let our browser build the target 
page as we are seeing it. See the network tab in the inspector tool. 
Sometimes hundreds of calls are made (!). Everything is loaded.
Click the bookmarklet.
From there, all original scripts are discarded from the DOM.
The page become editable for a minimum of 10 seconds. Meanwhile you can 
change texts or highlight important parts with the mouse.
You can see the console for detailed messages.
All css <link> stylesheets are dumped into one single <style>, keeping 
the cascading behavior. Import rules for fonts and in css url() images 
are fetched again and transformed into inline base64 data-uri's. 
Images <img> and assets in <source> are also parsed and converted into 
base64 data-uri's. 
Iframes are silenced, and sanboxed.
Relative links are made usable by using a <base> rule.
New CSP and  X-Frame-Options rules are added to the document, in the view 
of disallowing all internet calls, if any.
After about 10 seconds, the page came as a new download.
Open it and see the inspector tools. If everything is alright, the page 
render well, and the network tab in the inspector tool is empty. The 
console is empty. The page is then fully static with embedded assets.
  • This looks interesting. Thanks. By any chance, have you tested it in Firefox? Commented Sep 30, 2021 at 2:14

Extensions for Chrome.


  • SingleFile is an extension that helps you to save a complete page (with CSS, images, fonts, frames, etc.) as a single HTML file.

Save Page WE

  • Save a complete web page (as curently displayed) as a single HTML file that can be opened in any browser.

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