I am updating my “Doing Legal Research in Canada” guide on LLRX.com since I believe I last updated it in 2004 and it is out-of-date (my similar guide on NYU’s Globalex site is more current for now than the guide on LLRX.com).
As part of updating the LLRX.com guide, I was struck by the fact that easily more than 50% of the links were broken (and for some topics, it was as high as 90%). All within 3 years or so! And the existing links were not links to “fly-by-night” websites but were links to government portals, legislative sites and so on. In some cases, the dead links were likely might fault by trying to deep-link too far into a site rather than instead linking to a more stable “root” URL. Nonetheless, a hugely frustrating problem.