With embedded media, the user is not navigating away to another web server. Rather, the content from another server is embedded directly into the page. For images this is known as hotlinking. For documents (e.g., PDF or HTML), video, and audio there does not seem to be a single term; sometimes inline linking is used.
What is a good term or phrase to use for a non-technical audience when inline/embedded media on a page cannot be presented to the user (for any reason)? For example, the term should apply equally well to the following scenarios:
- A YouTube video that has restrictions applied (such as age or country).
- A video that has web page embedding disabled.
- An image was deleted from the server (local or remote).
- A hotlinked image that has been replaced with a generic "no hotlinking" image.
- An invalid URL was used for the embedded content (i.e., a broken link).
- A PDF document within an inline frame that is empty, unavailable, corrupt, etc.
- An audio file cannot be played.
- Server for referenced media is unavailable (offline, no DNS resolution, etc.).
For example, this could be expressed verbosely as:
The web page contains embedded media that is no longer available.
From the comments, one possibility is to express the situation as:
The web page contains a dead link.