January 15, 2004
Getting Legislative Information In XML?

Can anybody tell me if there’s anything useful you can do yet with the information posted at xml.house.gov?

This site provides draft DTDs (document type definitions) for legislative information from the House of Representatives. Having access to that type of information in XML would be golden for me, but as far as I can tell it’s only there for demonstration purposes — there’s no indication of a way to get to live or archival data, just samples. That wouldn’t be so bad if the site hadn’t essentially been saying the same thing for years now.

Am I looking in the wrong place? Has the initiative on this shifted to another office or program? Or am I just missing a link somewhere on this site? Any feedback is appreciated…

Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at January 15, 2004
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