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We’re proud that The Register uses valid HTML 4 and CSS on its pages (give or take the odd hiccough involving over-enthusiastic advertisers or eager-to-get-a-scoop journalists — if you spot any problems please let our webmaster know.)

Valid HTML 4.01 Transitional and valid CSS

The site is built using a custom content management system which is written in Perl and filters its input through HTML Tidy. The pages are generated using the GNOME libxslt library. We make substantial use of the excellent DBIx-Class ORM.

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The webservers are running Apache, with MySQL for the back-end database and the search engine. Our web applications (search, forums, Reg Whitepapers, Reg Events, etc) are all built on mod_perl. All the software runs on Debian GNU/Linux, chosen for its stability, reliability, flexibility, and especially for its superlative support of remote package management and upgrades.

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The scripts, HTML, and CSS were created and edited using a combination of Vim, GNU Emacs, and Mozilla Firefox’s Firebug extension. The typing has mainly been done by Aaron Crane, Marco Fontani, Kevin Hottinger and M Walker.

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The hardware lives at Rackspace, where it is lovingly cared for by their Fanatical Support.

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
Protecting users from Firesheep and other Sidejacking attacks with SSL
Discussing the vulnerabilities inherent in Wi-Fi networks, and how using TLS/SSL for your entire site will assure security.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.