Jaquith, Masters, and Mill on Syntax/Formats for Online Legal Resources

Waldo Jaquith of The State Decoded, Elmer Masters of CALI, and Eric Mill of Sunlight Foundation yesterday had an interesting conversation on Twitter about appropriate syntax and formats for online legal resources, focusing on Markdown, AsciiDoc, and EPUB.

They kindly agreed to let me to make a storify of their discussion, which is now available here.

Thanks to Waldo, Elmer, and Eric.

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One Response to Jaquith, Masters, and Mill on Syntax/Formats for Online Legal Resources

  1. Elmer has written a follow-up post to that conversation: “An Experiment in Document Conversion and Generation”: http://www.symphora.com/?p=7473

    Excerpt:

    ‘This repo [ https://github.com/emasters/classical-binary ] holds a set of files that I created as an experiment in getting old work out of proprietary formats. The idea is to take a MSFT Word file and convert it into something that is human readable, open formatted, and convertible.

    ‘To do this is I settled upon AsciiDoc to mark up the text of the paper. I chose AsciiDoc over Markdown because of the depth of features and availability of conversion tools. [...]‘

    For more details, please see the complete post.

    HT @emasters https://twitter.com/emasters/status/303962509507977216

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