linkrot


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linkrot

n. the gradual fading away of URL links in a web page. (The URLs are replaced by newer addresses or simply are deleted.) After a month or two, linkrot sets in and your links become deadends, one by one.
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html), "Even worse, linkrot contributes to dissolving the very fabric of the Web: there is a looming danger that the Web will stop being an interconnected universal hypertext and turn into a set of isolated info-islands.
Is linkrot equivalent to incorrect citations, as columnist Ernest Perez speculates in his TECHTOOLS column?
Take the issue of incorrect citations and linkrot a step further.