“A nearly impenetrable thicket of geekitude…”

May 2019

Follow That Link

I’ve written before about link rot on this site and the various forms it takes. As mentioned there, I now run Nanoc’s check external_links subcommand weekly to catch links when they stop working so that I can fix them.

Not all link rot shows up as a 404 Not Found status, though. Read on for a couple of classes of problem that a recent version of Nanoc helped me uncover and resolve.