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Friday, 26 February 2010 12:33

DBCDE - eating their own dog food

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There is a tag cloud on the DBCDE website with code specifically inserted to NOT display the phrase 'ISP Filtering.'  It's nice to see that the Department is standing up for its principles.

There's an old phrase in the IT industry that refers to "eating your own dog food."  If I recall correctly, it was coined by Novell, but in essence it means that a software company ought to be running the business on its own software, preferably well before the software is available for general release.

With that in mind, have a look at the Minister's page at the Department of Broadband, Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE) website where you'll see a very modern, up-to-date tag cloud that shows the frequency of searches made on the site.

Well, mostly.

Melbourne-based Whirlpool forum user Rupple did a little digging and discovered that the code supporting the tag cloud contains a little secret.  It specifically excludes the phrase 'ISP Filtering.' 

Readers will find it in the code for the web page.  In most browsers, simple take the menu option View >> Source and scroll down to lines 212 - 275.  You don't need any coding skills at all to recognise that lines 265 - 267 say if the tag is 'ISP Filtering,' do nothing, otherwise get the tag text ready to be displayed in the tag cloud.

So, it really is nice to see that the Minister really is 'eating his own dog food' and ensuring that filtering is already in place on the site.

Remember, the first rule of ISP Filtering is "don't talk about ISP Filtering."

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