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dead link

A hyperlink on a website that points to a Web page that has been deleted or moved. Also called an "orphan link," it may also be a temporary condition if the Web server is down. Contrast with live link. See 404 error and link rot.
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Then the clanging of a chain, and a noise as of the snapping back against stone of a broken link.
A similar yearning to renew the broken links of brotherhood with his kind sometimes showed itself in a milder form; and once it was made beautiful by the religion that lay even deeper than itself.
The secretary of state's office says it is working to fix the broken link on its website.
Typically, 404 errors are the result of a broken link or an inactive page.
So, the ethical/legal question becomes, Is it acceptable for the business to create a facsimile of the article using the archived content from the Internet Archive or the stored screenshot/printout, post it on the company website, and modify the broken link to point to the facsimile page?
Replacing a broken link with a new one probably costs $100 or less.
mTrawl's link checker examines every page on the website and identifies every broken link. mTrawl's broken link report displays the page name and the line number where each broken link was found.
If the node-disjoint paths are used, the intermediate nodes cannot recover the route locally when detecting a broken link, which will result in an increase in the fault recovery time.
A broken link is a URL which relays an error message to the user.
Broken link: Pauline Payne at the Women Chainmakers' Festival in 2005 at the Black Country Museum.
She also stood by while Labour kept the broken link between pensions and earnings and was comfortable with Wales being under-funded through the Barnett Formula.