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The "link" template provides a way to store both the original URL and the URL of an archived snapshot of the page. The snapshot can be used if/when the original link is found dead. If there is not already an archived snapshot, taking the extra step of requesting one when the link is still live will ensure there is an archived snapshot available later, and will give you a URL that you can paste it into the template as the "archive" parameter. Either searching for an open page on the Internet Archive or taking a snapshot of a page can be done with a single click if you add [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Using_the_Wayback_Machine#JavaScript_bookmarklet bookmarklets] to your browser toolbar.
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This '''link''' template provides a way to store both the original URL and the URL of an archived snapshot of the page. If the original link should die, inserting the word "dead" in front of "link" will switch it over to the [[:Template:dead link|dead link template]] instead. The "dead link" template points to the archive URL, if present.
  
When the original link is found dead, the word "dead" can be added in front of "dead link" so that the "dead link" template can be used instead.
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If there is not already an archived snapshot available at the Internet Archive, requesting a snapshot while the link is live will increase the odds that at least one snapshot will be available later if the link dies.
  
Arguments for this template:
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To search for a snapshot of a page or take a new snapshot with minimal clicking, you can add [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Help:Using_the_Wayback_Machine#JavaScript_bookmarklet bookmarklets] to your browser bookmarks.
* <tt>'''url'''</tt> (required) the original link.
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* <tt>'''archive'''</tt> (recommended): the full url of an archived snapshot of the link.
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===Arguments===
* link text (unnamed parameter): the text that appears on the wiki page (for instance, "Review")
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* '''url''' ''(Required.)'' Specifies the live url.
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* '''archive''' ''(Optional.)'' Specifies the full url of an archived snapshot of the page (for instance, from the Internet Archive).
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* '''link text''' ''(Optional, unnamed argument.)'' The text that appears on the link (for instance, "Review").
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For example, when the "link" template is used, the following
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===Basic Format===
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<tt><nowiki>{{link|url=http://www.original-link.com|archive=http://www.archived-version.com|Link Text}}</nowiki></tt>
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<tt><nowiki>{{link|url=http://emshort.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/the-mary-jane-of-tomorrow/|archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20160608153033/http://emshort.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/the-mary-jane-of-tomorrow/|The Mary Jane of Tomorrow}}</nowiki></tt>
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===Example===
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<tt><nowiki>{{link|url=https://emshort.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/the-mary-jane-of-tomorrow/ |archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20160608153033/http://emshort.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/the-mary-jane-of-tomorrow/|The Mary Jane of Tomorrow}}</nowiki></tt>
  
shows up as
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appears as
  
 
[http://emshort.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/the-mary-jane-of-tomorrow/ The Mary Jane of Tomorrow]
 
[http://emshort.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/the-mary-jane-of-tomorrow/ The Mary Jane of Tomorrow]
  
and leads to the original link.
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and points to the original url.
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[[Category:Link templates]]</noinclude>
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[[Category:Link templates]]

Latest revision as of 02:03, 8 August 2018

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This link template provides a way to store both the original URL and the URL of an archived snapshot of the page. If the original link should die, inserting the word "dead" in front of "link" will switch it over to the dead link template instead. The "dead link" template points to the archive URL, if present.

If there is not already an archived snapshot available at the Internet Archive, requesting a snapshot while the link is live will increase the odds that at least one snapshot will be available later if the link dies.

To search for a snapshot of a page or take a new snapshot with minimal clicking, you can add bookmarklets to your browser bookmarks.


Arguments

  • url (Required.) Specifies the live url.
  • archive (Optional.) Specifies the full url of an archived snapshot of the page (for instance, from the Internet Archive).
  • link text (Optional, unnamed argument.) The text that appears on the link (for instance, "Review").

Basic Format

{{link|url=http://www.original-link.com|archive=http://www.archived-version.com|Link Text}}


Example

{{link|url=https://emshort.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/the-mary-jane-of-tomorrow/ |archive=https://web.archive.org/web/20160608153033/http://emshort.wordpress.com/2016/06/05/the-mary-jane-of-tomorrow/|The Mary Jane of Tomorrow}}

appears as

The Mary Jane of Tomorrow

and points to the original url.