On Jun 17, David Cantrell wrote:
> > Out of interest, does anyone know if it's done "in-house" or contracted out?
> > (I strongly suspect the latter)
> The latter.  Via EDS and Microsoft, I believe.

*shudder* EDS. That explains it then!

> > > This incompetence is further manifested in their choice of platform.
> > > even if I *could* use it, I wouldn't use it anyway, as I do not have
> > > sufficient confidence in the integrity of the server for such important
> > > information as my (eg) medical and tax data.
> > 
> > Err, why? What do you know about its implementation as opposed to any other
> > government website?
> david@lapdog:~$ HEAD http://www.gateway.gov.uk|grep ^Server
> Server: Microsoft-IIS/5.0
> That, and EDS and Microsoft being involved.

Ah, so primarily blind bigotism then.

> Note that whilst other government sites may suffer from the same problems,

What problems? Other than the people behind it you've not mentioned any.

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