The Archival Acid Test

This page was setup to test the capabilities and shortcomingsof archival web crawlers. More information about the rationale and individual tests can be found below. For questions/comments contact Mat Kelly.

The Tests

The Basics (6 tests)

Javascript (8 tests)

Advanced Features Tests (4 tests)

More Information

The Motivation

The purpose of this web page is to test the capability of web crawlers intended for archiving (e.g., Heritrix) and potentially their corresponding replay systems (e.g., Wayback).

Tests' Rationales

Tell an archival crawler to capture this page. Replay the capture in an archival replay system. Any non-blue squares means that some aesthetic or functionality capability of the page on the live web is not being preserved into the archive.

The Basics


HTML5 Features