||Rory Perry's Weblog
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Friday, January 24, 2003
Outlining the law
My latest weblog project involves outlining the law. In an effort to make new legal rulings more organized and available, I've been working on an outline-based topical index of opinions for a couple of weeks now, where I can collect all the summaries of opinions under topic headings that can be expanded by the user, using the activeRenderer tool in Radio. I'm trying to avoid the extremely long html pages evident in previous topical index pages.
If you check the new draft page, careful readers will notice that it is incomplete, and important navigation content is missing. Apparently, it's not all rendered completely, but I'm working on solving that problem.[Problem solved, thanks to the quick and helpful assistance of Marc Barrot.]
The category scheme is completely idiosyncratic, but it's what I've been using now for several years and people have gotten used to it. I really like writing this type of organized material in the outliner, and I hope the web format is suitable for most people. Before I announce all this to the 2500+ lawyers on my e-mail list, however, I'd like to
get the rendering problem fixed, and figure out a way to simultaneously render an alternate version, so that users who aren't able to easily access the activeRenderer version can still use the material.
Update: Thanks to Ernie and Denise for the pointers to the outline. 10:55:58 AM [Permanent Link]
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