Definitions for "Link rot"
(n.) A colloquial expression referring to the tendency of hyperlinks to "decay" as their destination sites are purged from their host servers. Users experience "link rot" as hyperlinks that lead nowhere, or that prompt "Error 404: file not found" messages.
Link rot is the degeneration of a web page due to the links that becomes invalid. For more information see: Link Rot.
a term used to describe the problem caused by the changing in URLs. Frequently files are moved to new computers, the site is discontinued, or the file structure of the computer system changes. When you click on a link and get an error message that the URL is not found you may have to search for the site by using a search engine. Sometimes the site can no longer be located. Listserv—the most common kind of maillist. Login—the non-secret account name used to gain access to a computer system. Maillist (Mailing List)—a (usually automated) system that allows people to send e-mail to one address, whereupon their message is copied and sent to all of the other subscribers to the maillist for the purpose of forming a discussion group. Modem—a device that connects a computer to a phone or cable line that allows the computer to talk to other computers through the phone or cable system.
What happens when links go bad over time, either because a website has shut down or has stopped supporting a unique landing page. Also known as a dead link.
noun. Over time any large list of links will contain an increasing number of dead links.
The condition of having a large number of inaccessible links