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Archive for May 23rd, 2023

JavaScript bookmarklet to replace part of the WayBack machine URL

Posted by jpluimers on 2023/05/23

Quite often while saving a URL in the WayBack Machine, the response often is headed “Sorry” with non-descriptive “Job failed”.

In the background however, at least half of those times the job actually succeeded.

Some periodes that success rate was way lower as the archival job didn’t start with a GET request. The workaround was to use a POST request, see I want to check out how to do POST requests using bookmarklets in order to save URLs to the WayBack machine and [Archive] Jeroen Wiert Pluimers on Twitter: “Does anyone why the @waybackmachine has a lot of job failed and 404 errors over the last few days? … and … just returned a 404; most of my archivals the last few days failed or had to be retried at least half a dozen times to succeed. …” / Twitter

The error message in both “Job failed” cases is the same, so it makes sense to differ between the first case (job started and complete, but web interface failed to get that) and the latter (job didn’t even start) by doing the below URL replacement with a bookmarklet:

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