A few weeks ago I wanted to offer a copy/paste searchbox here on Indieseek.xyz so other webmasters could offer a search box on their site. The problem was I had no idea how to code it. I can edit some HTML but not devise it from scratch.
Then I remembered, I had offered a search box on one of my niche directories back in 2004 and I was using an earlier version of the same directory script.
Would Archive.org‘s Wayback machine have preserved that?
Would the code still work?
I pulled up my old directory on Wayback. Found the link to the ancient “Link to Us” page. Would this work? I clicked on it. After a long delay the page came up. And there was the copy/paste code! I copied it and saved it in a Notebook.
Now would it work? I edited the domain and quick slapped it up on a server page and It Worked! That search box code made by a guy I hired back in the early Aughts was still good.
I won’t bore you with my frantic quest for a HTML guide to learn how to code a textarea and all that, But an hour later I had my new Link to Us page up and running complete with copy paste codes.
I think the ghosts on my long dead site, once my flagship directory, were looking out for me even after all these years. Web 1.0 to the rescue.
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