Sunday, 29 February 2004
Deep linking to CFR citations, from GPO
Sabrina Pacifici over at beSpacific was a bit excited today about the U.S. Government Printing Office's (GPO) "new" service that permits deep linking to sections of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). I had no idea this service was either new or under testing — I have been using it for nearly six months.
I found by accident last summer that GPO's search engine returned search results in a format containing the title and section numbers in the URL. Combine this with Proxomitron's blockfiles, and you have a fast, versatile tool to look up any CFR citation from your browser address bar. Same goes for such references as the U.S. Code, Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and Federal Rules of Evidence (all courtesy of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School) and U.S. Patents, courtesy of the Patent & Trademark Office.