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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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Now, you need to delete the dead link from your Web pages and decide if you need to replace it with some other link to equivalent information.
to see how other pages refer to the dead link. Note especially the anchor text that points to the dead link.
Dead links and missing citations are on the upswing, and the older the citation or reference, the more likely it is to become inaccessible and untraceable.
People seem to understand that their own devices quickly become outdated and may even be aware of the large number of dead links on the Internet, but people seem to imagine a very long life for digital content, whether it is born digital or it has been digitized from print.
If you search the ALA site for information about continuing education, you get a lot of dead links, a reference to an old, unrealized action goal ("By 2005, ALA will be a leader in continuing education for librarians and library personnel"), and numerous mentions of conferences.
And as a public service announcement, keep in mind that you do not need to check those link lists for dead links yourself.
Our noise-canceling technology filters out redundant headlines, false positives, specific time wasting tweets, profanities, posts that are not in your language, and dead links."
The scripts, dead links, broken pages are inspected thoroughly.
In "2D Bar Codes--A Definitive Guide," NeoMedia writes that "dead links" can dissuade the customer from using bar codes beyond the first experience.