[Open-Legislation] EU Cases project

Francis Davey fjmd1a at gmail.com
Mon Dec 2 19:12:50 UTC 2013

2013/12/2 stef <s at ctrlc.hu>
> piece of cake - most EU docs are published on eur-lex, with unique ids. if
> interest is there i can share the technicalities of how to construct such
> an
> id, from eu document title.

It isn't quite so straightforward.

Translating a reference to a directive to a reference to eur-lex is easy.
As you say the ID's are easily constructed from the directive number. What
isn't there is automatic insertion of links to those directives in the html
served up, so one would have to have a browser plugin or filter to make it
work. That should be fairly easy to write - and if I had time I would write
one. So if anyone wants to work on putting one together I'd be happy to
join in.

However, that isn't quite what I meant.

First, I think it would be better if the legislation was published online
with internal linking rather than having to install something user-side.
Whether that is by the EU or not isn't so important but it seems to me that
isn't such a piece of cake.

What is really wanted is something that links to individual parts of an
instrument. That should be fairly easy given EU drafting styles (much
easier than for UK legislation) but is a little more work in filtering and
would require instruments with suitable anchors in them.

While I can roll my own filters, I don't have the time - or resources - to
set up a website to do that, but I would happily invest some time if others
wanted to put such a thing together. I'd find it really exciting because it
would save me a lot of time.

Francis Davey
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