PommaLabs.HtmlArk.Tool 1.6.0

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Embeds images, fonts, CSS and JavaScript into an HTML file. Resources are embedded using data URIs.

This project is a .NET rewrite of the homonymous Python project, from which the command line interface has been copied in order to ease interoperability.

Most disclaimers which were valid for the original library apply here too:

  • ⚠️ HtmlArk should be used with trusted HTML pages only or in a sandboxed environment. Untrusted HTML pages might contain resource links which are valid for HtmlArk but they might pose a serious security risk to your organization.
  • HtmlArk works with static HTML pages only. If an image or other resource is loaded with JavaScript, HtmlArk won't even know it exists.
  • Most browsers support data URIs, but as usual IE support might be less than ideal. Check data URIs compatibility on Can I use.

HtmlArk can be used to "pack" web pages into single HTML files. However, HtmlArk is not a crawler, so it must be paired with one in order to pack entire websites.

💡 If you plan to serve packed web pages, please remember to turn on GZIP compression. It usually yields good results and it helps to reduce download size.

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NuGet package PommaLabs.HtmlArk is available for download:

dotnet add package PommaLabs.HtmlArk

HtmlArk .NET tool can be installed with following command:

dotnet tool install PommaLabs.HtmlArk.Tool



As a library, HtmlArk can be included with the following using statement in your class:

using PommaLabs.HtmlArk;

And then, it can be used like this, for example:

IHtmlArchiver htmlArchiver = new HtmlArchiver(NullLogger<HtmlArchiver>.Instance);
string archivedHtml = await htmlArchiver.ArchiveAsync(new Uri("https://www.example.com/"));

If you use dependency injection, it can be registered this way:

services.AddHtmlArchiver(); // Maps IHtmlArchiver to HtmlArchiver as singleton.


HtmlArk .NET tool accepts the following command line arguments:

  -M, --http-client-max-resource-size    How many bytes can be downloaded for each resource.

  -T, --http-client-timeout              Timeout of the internal HTTP client.

  -A, --ignore-audios                    Ignores audios during archival.

  -C, --ignore-css                       Ignores style sheets during archival.

  -E, --ignore-errors                    Ignores unreadable resources.

  -I, --ignore-images                    Ignores images during archival.

  -J, --ignore-js                        Ignores external JavaScript during archival.

  -V, --ignore-videos                    Ignores videos during archival.

  -m, --minify                           Minifies output HTML.

  -o, --output                           Output file path. If not specified, output will be written to STDOUT.

  -v, --verbose                          Prints detailed information during HTML archival.

  --help                                 Display this help screen.

  --version                              Display version information.

  input (pos. 0)                         Required. Input URI or file path.

Interface is modeled after the original Python project, so it should be pretty easy to switch between them.




MRs accepted.

Small note: If editing the README, please conform to the standard-readme specification.


Visual Studio Code, with Remote Containers extension, is the recommended way to work on this project.

A development container has been configured with all required tools.

Visual Studio Community is also supported and an updated solution file, htmlark.sln, has been provided.

Restoring dependencies

When opening the development container, dependencies should be automatically restored.

Anyway, dependencies can be restored with following command:

dotnet restore

Running tests

Tests can be run with following command:

dotnet test

Tests can also be run with following command, which collects coverage information:

./build.sh --target run-tests


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