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The importance of static links on the web: many (really) old links still work

Posted by jpluimers on 2011/06/30

Doing a re-haul of a Delphi project from almost 15 years ago, and some modifications a few year later, I came across a list of favourites I used back then.

It also reminded me when beginning that project, there was no Google Search; you had Yahoo SearchHotBot and later on Northern Light, but AltaVista was the best.
Finding your way around was much harder, but luckily later on Google Search was there :)

So here is a sample of how static the web is:

Few suffer from link rot: I was pretty amazed that most of the links still work!

–jeroen

4 Responses to “The importance of static links on the web: many (really) old links still work”

  1. WarrenP said

    And 100% of those Ancient Delphi 1.0 components are STILL on Delphi Super Page! :-)

  2. And if it doesn’t work anymore, there is always http://wayback.archive.org/web/

  3. davy willems said

    if links are death a good way is to use the waybackmachine.

    for example http://www.thedelphimagazine.com/disks/dmag40.zip can still be aquired from there as well the site itselve (it’s archived)

    http://wayback.archive.org/web/20070615000000*/http://www.thedelphimagazine.com/disks/dmag40.zip

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