united states code
Locator (bell) code data
Locator code data is used by GPO for typesetting government documents, notably the US Code. The system was created in the early 1980's and is still in use today. It is basically a highly modal system that uses escape sequences to encode typesetting commands, similar to procedural markup coding used in older word-processing software. The documentation here is somewhat aged material obtained from the House LRC by the LII in 2000 or so.
- US House of Representatives Law Revision Counsel's Office (also leads to Classification Tables)
- US Government Printing Office
- Article by Sally Kelley on manual updating of Code (1998, rev. 2001, rev. by D. Shetland 2007)
Other useful explanations
Full current text of the US Code, in XML, derived from GPO locator data. Possibly to be supplanted soon by an XML version from the House itself, for which we believe SAIC has been contracted (Sept 08).
Available from: http://voodoo.law.cornell.edu/uscxml/
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The United States Code section number