[SATLUG] Presidential Candidate Websites

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 13:30:08 CDT 2008


I was just doing some checking on the presidential candidates:

http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?site=www.barackobama.com
http://uptime.netcraft.com/up/graph?site=www.johnmccain.com

For Obama, it says:

OS      Server 	
Linux   PWS/1.3.22

Looking at the web site source, it does not seem to be created by a generator. 
They do seem to be using php, css, and javascript, but a check of html validity 
gives 69 errors and 9 warnings for http://www.barackobama.com/issues/technology/

For McCain:
Linux   Microsoft-IIS/6.0  	

Looking at the web site source, the page seems to be done in asp.  It does not 
seem to be done by a generator.  The source seems to be a bit more sloppy than 
Obama's.

http://www.johnmccain.com/Informing/Issues/cbcd3a48-4b0e-4864-8be1-d04561c132ea.htm
has 94 errors and 55 warnings.

As far as I know, PWS is Personal Web Server which is a Windows product.  IIS or 
course doesn't run on Linux.  Are they both running virtual Windows instances 
under Linux?

The links to the candidate websites are where they address technology issues.

Opinions?

   -- Bruce


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