Every time I save a web page from Google Chrome, there's something like this:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> 
<!-- saved from url=(0038)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page --> 
<html lang="en" dir="ltr" xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" class="client-chrome client-chrome-1 client-webkit client-win"><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"> 
<title>Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia</title> 

There's a special comment:

<!-- saved from url=(0038)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page -->

What does (0038) mean? In other cases, it can be something different like (0018). What is it?

  • What browser is it? when I save e.g. the wikipeida main page in firefox, I don't have that "saved from" special comment. It looks like a feature of your specific browser. You might be able to google your browser name + the numeric codes in parenthesis? – CreeDorofl Mar 19 '11 at 16:48
  • Please edit the question tags to indicate which browser does this? (The comments seem to indicate Chrome on Windows? Save as, "Web Page, Complete"?) – Arjan Mar 19 '11 at 16:48

It's an internet explorer security feature called Mark of the Web. The number is the length of the domain, and it's used to validate the page being loaded for the purposes of running it in the correct 'zone'.

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