Brave Browser Will Show Archive.Org Option on 404 Pages

The Brave Browser will start including a “Check for saved version” button on all pages that are 404. The button will check to see if there is a version of the page on The Internet Archive’s site.

Available today, starting with version 1.4 of its desktop browser, Brave has added a 404 detection system, with an automated Wayback Machine lookup process to its desktop browser.

By default, it now offers users one-click access to archived versions of Web pages that might otherwise not be available. Specifically we are checking for 14 HTTP error codes in addition to the 404 (page not found) condition, including: 408, 410, 451, 500, 502, 503, 504, 509, 520, 521, 523, 524, 525, and 526. 

Brave - WhiteHouse.Gov - Archive.Org Example
Brave – WhiteHouse.Gov – Archive.Org Example

There are plugins for most browsers that will do the same thing, but it is nice to see Brave bake this into their browsing experience.

Personal Digital Archiving 2011 Conference

In February 2011, the Internet Archive sponsored a two-day conference on Personal Digital Archiving,

The combination of new capture devices (more than 1 billion camera phones will be sold in 2010) and new types of media are reshaping both our personal and collective memories. Personal collections are growing in size and complexity. As these collections spread across different media (including film and paper!), we are redrawing the lines between personal and professional data, and between published and unpublished information.

This being the Internet Archive, they’ve uploaded video of all the presentations in several different formats. The presentations range from looking at issues of costs, ethics, and technical issues to vendor presentations on specific tools in this area.