US Federal Register in XML

Fed Thread is a front end for the newly XMLified Federal Register. Why is this a big deal? It’s a daily publication of the goings-on of the US government. It’s a primary source for all kinds of things that normally only get rehashed through news organizations. And it is bulky–nobody can read through it on a regular basis. A yearly subscription (printed) would cost nearly $1000 and fill over 80,000 pages.

Having it in XML enables all kinds of searching, syndication, and annotation via flexible front ends like this one. Yay for transparency. -m

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  1. Hugh Barnes (hughbris) ‘s status on Thursday, 08-Oct-09 12:00:28 UTC – Identi.ca http://identi.ca/notice/11590434

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