The World Bank has one main site at www.worldbank.org. However, within this main site there are many "sub-sites,” such as www.worldbank.org/jobs, that we treat as stand-alone sites for archiving purposes.
No. Only sites that, in the Bank’s view, have research or historic value are archived.
These might be versions of the same site created in different times. Many Bank sites went through several redesigns and major updates. Web Archives tries to capture each new version of the same site throughout its lifetime. For example, you may be looking for a Nigeria country site. Instead, you may see two such sites available. It means that the site was redesigned or had a major update three times and we have a copy of each version of the Nigeria country site.
When archiving a site, the crawler may have encountered a technical problem when trying to copy a PDF. The file may have been “corrupted” or is no longer available.
When archiving a site, crawler may have encountered a technical problem when trying to copy an image. The file may have been “corrupted” or is no longer available. Also, copyright issues or some other non-technical impediment may have prevented us from displaying that image on the site.
No, at this time you can only type words to do a search. We are working to improve the search functions of Web Archives to enable you use these signs in the future.