Link rot is a side effect of the web that can typically affect long running web sites. Blogs especially being a good example of sites that can suffer from link rot.

This service aims to provide a hosted solution that progressively enhances the user experience for your visitors by providing a background check to test if the particular click link is still online.

If the document is no longer online, a copy from the Internet Archive is returned.

Optionally the archived copy from the time that your content was created can be retrieved, for a more complete context as to why you linked to that resource in the first place.

This documentation is separated into the following areas:

  1. Using this hosted service
  2. Self hosting either this solution or something similar
  3. How the redirect logic works
  4. What happens if this service is down or offline
  5. Potential pitfalls
  6. Source code