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Submission + - Fixing broken links with the Internet Archive (

eggboard writes: The Internet Archive has copies of Web pages corresponding to 378 billion URLs. It's working on several efforts, some of them quite recent, to help deter or assist with link rot, when links go bad. Through an API for developers, WordPress integration, a Chrome plug-in, and a JavaScript lookup, the Archive hopes to help people find at least the most recent copy of a missing or deleted page. More ambitiously, they instantly cache any link added to Wikipedia, and want to become integrated into browsers as a fallback rather than showing a 404 page.
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Fixing broken links with the Internet Archive

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Adding features does not necessarily increase functionality -- it just makes the manuals thicker.