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Brave now integrates Wayback Machine to bypass 404 errorsPublished on
The browser war is raging and every developer is using his little innovation to seduce as many users as possible. In recent weeks, Edge Chromium, Microsoft’s new browser, has been at the forefront of industry news. It is now around Brave to go on the attack. Indeed, Brave has announced a new partnership with The Internet Archive that allows users to view web pages that were inaccessible due to the infamous 404 error.
Brave + Wayback Machine = Goodbye 404?
404 errors indicate that the page requested by the user was not found. The server on which the site is hosted then redirects the visitor to a specific page: the 404 error page. This may be due to a change in the URL of the page being searched for, a page deletion or a redirection problem. These problems can only be solved by the website owner.
From the Internet user’s point of view, however, there are tricks to get around these errors. Indeed, the user can display the backup of the page he is looking for by using the dedicated functionality of his search engine or by going to Wayback Machine.
Wayback Machine is a service designed by The Internet Archive. It regularly records the different pages of the billions of sites listed in the world. So, if a 404 error appears on your screen, you can still view the latest version of the page in question in Wayback Machine.
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By partnering with The Internet Archive, Brave aims to make it possible for everyone to do away with this kind of manipulation. So if you use the browser and visit a page that returns a 404 error, you will be automatically redirected to the latest version saved in Wayback Machine.
To enjoy Wayback Machine using the famous Brave competitors Chrome and Firefox, you need the official extension that can be downloaded from the respective browser stores.
Source: The internet Archive
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