A Simple URL Shortener for Legal Materials: L4w.us, by Ontolawgy

A Simple URL Shortener for Legal Materials: L4w.us, by Ontolawgy

Legal Informatics reports on a URL shortener for legal citations.

Not exactly the usual URL shortener, it produces a “human readable” URL for U.S. Congress, U.S. Public Laws, the U.S. Code, and the Federal Register citations.

Compare:

U.S. Public Law 111-148
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-111publ148/html/PLAW-111publ148.htm

versus

For a plain text version: http://L4w.us/PublicLaw/text/111-148
or http://L4w.us/Pub. L. 111-148 text

Human readable citation practices existed at the time of the design of URLs. Another missed opportunity that we are still paying for.

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