Linkrot

The web is continuously changing: websites may disappear, they may be replaced by redirects to other sites or they change content. Links pointing to changed or disappeared websites break, or become incorrect because the content they were supposed to point to got lost. This phenomenon is called linkrot.
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Altertbox: Fighting Linkrot
Jakob Nielsen defines the phaenomenon linkrot, and encourages site owners to fight it by reducing outbound linkrot and securing stability of incoming links.
Cool URIs Don't Change
An appeal for stability, and advice how to achieve it, by Tim Berners-Lee.
Link Rot
Overview article from Wikipedia.
Linkrot and Legal Research
An overview on results of recent research by Ted Tjaden. (August 03, 2005)
A Longitudinal Study of Web Pages Continued: A Consideration of Document Persistence
Wallace Koehler, Valdosta State University, presents the results of his research, and an overview on existing literature. Published in Information Research, Vol. 9 No. 2, January 2004. (January 01, 2004)
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