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Project P116 APR 26, 2019 Note


Inconsistencies with US Govt. CFR repository XML user guide vs. the xml documents

After taking most of the morning to create the build tools scripts. I ran a bit of test code against the XML documents. I discovered that there are inconsistencies between information contained in the user guide and the actual content of the XML documents.

In other words the Reference is useless. Or at least somewhat useless.

I know personally that this was not the case when the conversion to XML originally occurred at the beginning of the Barack Obama administration when implementation of digitizing legislative record/documents originated.

This would seem to suggest an entirely additional area of inquiry in order to make effective use of the digitized legislative record. Have to figure out the existing XML data structure. If any remains.

Code is here.


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