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Broken Link


Definition: A broken link refers to a hyperlink that no longer points to its original destination. This could be for a variety of reasons: the page has been moved, the page has been renamed, etc. Clicking on a broken link will usually return what's called a 404 error page, which is simply an automated message telling the user that the Web server could not locate the Web page that corresponds to the clicked hyperlink.
Also Known As: dead link, broken hyperlink

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