John Dann of the Luxembourg Service Central de Législation has kindly given his permission for us to post the following documents related to the proposed European Legislation Identifier (ELI) standard:
- European Legislation Identifier, EU Council Document no. 17554/11;
- John Dann’s December 2011 slide presentation about the European Legislation Identifier.
The EU Council Document summarizes the European Legislation Identifier in the following way:
We propose a European Legislation Identifier (ELI) scheme of URI Templates to encourage and promote the use of HTTP URIs for legislation in Europe’s Official Gazettes.
ELI needs to be flexible enough to enable countries to design high quality URIs for their own legislation but also enable a coherent European wide approach.
ELI is a set of components for creating URI Templates for legislation in Europe. These components can be used to make high quality URIs supported by a formal technical description.
To aid adoption of ELI we propose a generic ELI URI Template as Best Practice.
Many thanks to John Dann for agreeing to make these resources available to the public.