It’s official: civil servants are nuts

The Dutch department for internal affairs has seen fit to publish a style guide for ministerial websites. It is full of sound and meaningful advice, such as:

  • Do not use upper case letters, spaces and special characters in file and path names.
  • Use logical and simple URLs.
  • Use unique URLs that will not change.

This style guide can be found at:
http://www.andereoverheid.nl/NR/rdonlyres/
D295351F-ADF2-41AA-8CE1-03BACE3FD225/
0/Stijlgidsversie09Definitief10januari2006.pdf

For now.

(Spotted in a posting by René Pijlman in nl.internet.www.ontwerp.)

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