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, content drift, web archiving issues, and reference rot threaten the very foundations of our research activities.
But the biggest problem is something called linkrot. 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.