stale link

stale link

[¦stāl ′liŋk]
(computer science)
A hyperlink to a document that has been erased or removed from the World Wide Web. Also known as black hole.
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There are many more features, such as automatic identification of stale links (dead or non-responding), automatic removal of those from the live Web-page display, and addition of same to a stale-links-that-need-fixing work list.
From now on, it would be limited to adding new links, reviewing stale links reports for modification or deletion, and analyzing hit lists to remove deadwood, etc.