link rot


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link rot

(World-Wide Web)
The process by which links on a web page became unusable as the pages they point to change location or are removed.

link rot

Invalid hyperlinks on the Web. The more years go by, the more link rot because pages are moved to new locations or deleted. See dead link, 404 error, link consistency and Web rage.
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Some commentators have alluded to the possibility that link rot is contributing to the slow erosion of one of common law's most fundamental principles--stare decisis.
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citation of websites in Part I; define and explain link rot in Part II;
burden: academics are forced to deal with the fallout from link rot.
Link rot also plagues the corpus of scientific literature, which is worrisome because the advancement of science is so dependent upon earlier research.
Along with the recent press about continuing link rot have come new initiatives.
Finally, are the Texas courts contributing to the loss of legal authority due to link rot, as is the case in other jurisdictions?
im was granted a reprieve and continued operating, link rot remains.
When you archive your site content and subsequently change all the URLs, you are contributing to the worldwide epidemic of link rot.