Wednesday, February 11, 2004

Problems with the Wayback Machine

Torrey Seland commented on the loss of availability of an article from the on-line Harvard Theological Review at Look Smart's Find Articles. I pointed to the Wayback Machine as a means of getting round these lost articles following a lead from correspondent Darko Svenscak. Torrey subsequently comments that Joan Taylor's article on the Therapeutae does not show up there. I've had a look and can find it by adjusting the URL. So typing in does not work but adjusting "print.jthml" to "p1/article.jhtml" does bring up the desired result: here. That's the good news. But the bad news is that it seems only two pages of the article are archived, so this is pretty useless. And it seems that the Wayback Machine is patchy generally. My example of the Adela Yarbro Collins article has pages 1-10 but nothing thereafter.

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