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archive.is (formerly archive.today) is an archive site which stores snapshots of web pages. It retrieves one page at a time similar to WebCite, smaller than 50 MB each, but with Web 2.0 sites (such as Google Maps and Twitter) included.
Archive.is uses headless browsing to record what embedded resources need to be captured to provide a high-quality memento, and creates a PNG image to provide a static and non-interactive visualization of the representation.
Unlike crawlers such as Wayback Machine, archive.is only captures individual pages in response to explicit user requests, and so does not obey the robots exclusion standard. Because of this, website owners cannot unilaterally remove snapshots at will, making it a "permanent" archive.[not in citation given]
On July 21, 2015, the operators blocked access to the service from all Finnish IP addresses, stating on Twitter that they did this in order to avoid escalating a dispute they allegedly had with the Finnish government.
Veesp currently hosts archive.is. The site was protected by Cloudflare from August 16 2018 until September 2 2018.
Archive.is records only text and images, excluding video and other non-static content. It keeps track of the history of snapshots saved, returning to the user a request for confirmation before adding a new snapshot of an already saved Internet address.
Web pages can't be duplicated from http://archive.is to http://www.archive.org as second-level backup. The reverse - from www.archive.org to archive.is - is possible, but the copy usually takes more time than a direct capture. Some web sites can't be saved by either Internet Archive or archive.is due to their robots.txt file.
The research toolbar enables advanced keywords operators, using
* as the wildcard character.
A couple of quotation marks address the search to an exact sequence of keywords present in the title or in the body of the webpage, whereas the insite operator restricts it to a specific Internet domain.
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