Last night, I posted a copy of the Michigan Compiled Law (MCL) as an improved and structured XML document. As an example of what can be easily done with freely available, structured, machine-readable law, I’ve produced a single HTML file containing the entire MCL with table of contents, internal hyperlinks, and indentation. You can either view the entire MCL here or download a ZIP copy to your local computer. The HTML document clocks in at 64M, so make sure you have plenty of RAM available before viewing! Note that you can link directly into the document; for example, clicking this link will take you directly to the act that repealed the Michigan Single Business Tax (SBT).
For those of you interested in reproducing or modifying this HTML file, I’ve included the XSL stylesheet that produces the HTML below.
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