In Firefox Test pilot,
There is a new Firefox add on to refer 404 pages to the WayBack Archive
"View a saved version courtesy of the Wayback Machine"
No More 404s
Powered by the Wayback Machine
Tired of dead ends on the web?
We'll let you know when there's a saved version of what you're looking for on the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine.
Please, can we have the function in YaCy?
This would be VERY USEFUL!
The tools for it are Open Sourced - Firefox
This is scheduled to become a standard part of Firefox
Note: This is somewhat similar to the Cache Viewing "Ressurect Pages" Firefox addon
Which covers that and these
o Google Cache
o The Internet Archive
This recoverable page option could be a very important function
Beyond the current fundamental question of "does it exist NOW"
This could be 'toggled' in the user results, for example.
This implementation as a Function to toggle on a case by case basis in the results, will preserve several important aspects of YaCy security and ALSO allow 'in depth' research, if needed.
We have users asking for something like this kind of function - who want to see 'lost' archival type records no longer displayed.
Thank you, and in many languages!