Some websites intentionally sabotage archived versions via the Wayback Machine.

If you need to access content that's only available via the Wayback Machine (particularly news articles) and you get odd errors and/or URL redirects, do yourself a favor: Just disable JavaScript. That fixes the problem.


Also if you're generally frustrated with having to strip CSS or do other various odd things to a page to get it to display correctly without JavaScript, try this:

It's an addon for Mozilla-based browsers that uses Mozilla's readability library to display only text and images from an article. It effectively achieves the same thing as Mozilla Pocket without relying on proprietary network services (it's all done locally).

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