Is it possible to link to an archived web page from the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine so that the archive header (for browsing other archives of the same page) isn't shown? Perhaps an url parameter? I didn't find anything on their FAQ.
id_ to the end of the date string in the url.
http://web.archive.org/web/19981111184551/http://google.com/ (Header shown)
If you want to view a page from the Wayback Machine that does not have all of the Wayback rewritten code in it, you can view the bare, archived page by adding “id_” to the end of the date in the URL.
Page with rewritten links and other Wayback code in it:
Page rendered exactly as it was archived:
As commenter fzbd states, appending
id_) to the date string works best.
- Header shown
- No header shown
The problem with
id_ is that you lose a lot of resources you most likely want. It is less apparent in phwd's answer because google.com is used as the example, and that page includes almost everything in that single page's source and not as external resources. For the vast majority of websites,
id_ will cause serious breakage. For example, using again this website:
- Quite broken albeit no header shown