[LINK] Homeland defense drives citizens to Web

Roger Clarke Roger.Clarke@xamax.com.au
Thu, 20 Feb 2003 12:26:03 +1100


Bernard Robertson-Dunn <brd@austarmetro.com.au>:
>Homeland defense drives citizens to Web
>By Stefanie Olsen
>Staff Writer, CNET News.com
>February 19, 2003, 1:31 PM PT
>http://news.com.com/2100-1023-985170.html?tag=fd_top

They're off to a *reasonable* start, but not a *great* start.

www.homeland.gov didn't work.

So I googled, and quickly got to
http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland/

That (in a quickly-findable location) offered:
Click here for the Department of Homeland Security
which sends you to:
http://www.dhs.gov/%22
which of course delivers a 404 Not Found

Deleting the silly space off the end fixes that, but some people won't twig.

Note too that dhhs.gov is the longstanding Health and Human Services Dept.

A quick glance at the HTML suggests that the designers may actually 
know something about what they're doing.  (Regrettably, that's 
all-too-rare ...).

But I wonder if there are any MS products involved;  and whether the 
patches are up-to-date even now, let alone later ...

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