- av KirkH420, 2 måneder sidenVurdert til 4 ut av 5It works to some extent, I like it's ability to open all the different web archives with one click.
There is a bit of an issue with some archives. For URLs: When I click on an URL to a Microsoft.com out-dated page, the Wayback Machine will take me to Microsoft's Error404 landing page.
This URL for example:
When passed to this add-on, the Wayback Machine converts it to this page:
*It's landing on a Wayback Redirect page. After 5 seconds, the page gets redirected to another page.
We can see in the date is /2022-03-28-03:59:22/ and this is one of the newest snapshots created by the Archive. It's unfortunate, but The Wayback Machine continues to create snapshots of these 404 pages.
So someone might say, why don't you just use the Wayback Date-toolbar to turn back to an older date? The problem is, since your tool is finding the newest snapshots, it's returning these 404 pages. This changes the URL that we're searching for.
The API docs for the Wayback Machine says "timestamp is the timestamp to look up in Wayback. If not specified, the most recenty available capture in Wayback is returned."
The correct way to use the API is to create a link like this:
*This will return a .json that contains a working "closest snapshot" URL and you can click on it.
It appears that this add-on is not using the API but is trying to manipulate URLs instead. This wont work well.
If you add the "×tamp=20010101" key, it will enable the "Return closest snapshot to the date 2001-01-01" rather than return the newest available snapshot. The downside is, you'll need to write something that will handle the .json API return data. (which shouldn't be very hard)
Doing it that way will ALWAYS return a website. Not those Error404 landing pages.
- av ziggy, 4 år sidenVurdert til 4 ut av 5Very useful to have. Archive.org is by far the most useful choice out of the bunch. Never really had much luck with the others. Great little tool that comes in handy here and there for me.
Best for being able to view dead Google results when you still want to see what's there (or what used to be).