Chico_Loco - 9:56 pm on Dec 6, 2011 (gmt 0)
I understand your analogies, but I don't think they apply. So long as the construction work is sufficient to keep the structure safely standing, then there shouldn't be a problem. They would apply if the problems with the code we are discussing resulted in reoccurring problems that caused the websites to go down on its own (a building that comes crashing down), but the problem wasn't necessarily the structural integrity, it was that someone broke in... To that end, no matter how "secure" one may construct a building, if someone wants to break in and tries hard enough, they eventually will succeed. The same is true for physical properties and virtual properties alike.
Remember, I am playing devil's advocate here. Why? The one thing that's different about the Web versus the physical world is that the barrier to entry is so low. That one guy that could never afford to build a B&M store can perhaps afford to start a Website. He might not be able to pay thousands of dollars to secure it correctly, but I think he should still be allowed to compete in the marketplace.