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Mozilla experimenting with Wayback Machine integration

Firefox Test Pilot program lets you try out 'No More 404s' feature, dead pages offer link to archives
By: Sean Ridgeley | Internet Browsers News | Posted: Aug 5, 2016 10:04 pm

Mozilla is experimenting with integrating the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine into its Firefox browser. What this means is anytime you hit a dead page, the browser will automatically detect it and offer up a link to an archived version. At least, in theory: the feature (dubbed "No More 404s") is in the early stages and doesn't always detect pages and sometimes there is no archived version available.

 

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If you want to try out No More 404s, install the Firefox Test Pilot add-on and find the new feature through that. Alternately, you can try out an add-on like Resurrect Pages.

 

Firefox recently hit version 48.0, which introduced revolutionary multiprocess design (so freezing isn't really an issue anymore) and a much-improved awesome bar.

NEWS SOURCES:Liliputing.com

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