linkrot


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linkrot

(ˈlɪnkˌrɒt)
n
(Computer Science) computing the condition of a website link not being updated, with the result that the host website is no longer hyperlinked to the desired website
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Linkrot is when a link ends up going nowhere, because someone or something has broken the connection.
This problem might be considered to be a mild form of linkrot, and Google's handling of it increases usability by satisfying user expectations that the search terms will be an the returned web page.
One major complaint, stemming from the seriously diminished archives, is severe linkrot (links to material before August 2000 now result in error messages).