Issue 82764 - Add new filters for the Excel Web Archive files (.MHT)
Summary: Add new filters for the Excel Web Archive files (.MHT)
Alias: None
Product: Calc
Classification: Application
Component: open-import (show other issues)
Version: OOo 2.3
Hardware: All All
: P3 Trivial with 2 votes (vote)
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: AOO issues mailing list
QA Contact:
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Reported: 2007-10-18 18:38 UTC by pagalmes.lists
Modified: 2013-08-07 15:12 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Issue Type: FEATURE
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Developer Difficulty: ---

What it looks like in Excel (29.90 KB, application/pdf)
2007-10-18 18:38 UTC, pagalmes.lists
no flags Details
An MHT file named ".XLS" (29.08 KB, text/xml)
2007-10-18 18:39 UTC, pagalmes.lists
no flags Details

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Description pagalmes.lists 2007-10-18 18:38:12 UTC
Quite a few software vendors like Cognos, VMWare, Oracle... generate files using
the "web archive" format (.MHT). Often, those files are called ".xls" and open
nicely direcly in Excel.

When using OOo in companies, this is a recurrent issue: users can't open those
files under OOo. It would be nice to have the same result as in Excel.

Please see the attached files for examples of such generated files and the
following links :

- A File Generated with VMWare:

- How it should look like:

- Another example:

I think that this issue depends on:

Issue 75653 : HTML import doesn't recognize UCS-2 encoding.
Issue 70981 : Calc opens html-"xls" file without formatting (ignores css)

For some info on web archives:
Comment 1 pagalmes.lists 2007-10-18 18:38:55 UTC
Created attachment 49011 [details]
What it looks like in Excel
Comment 2 pagalmes.lists 2007-10-18 18:39:47 UTC
Created attachment 49012 [details]
An MHT file named ".XLS"
Comment 3 frank 2007-12-14 13:58:20 UTC
one for the requirements team