Thanks Josh, this answers an open question of mine. Would it be reasonable to ask for a new xml file that contains elements for next sessions and attributes for where(house & senate) and datetime? Obviously I can create my own local file, but it would be nice to have the source originate from GovTrack at some point in time. Thanks again.
--- In email@example.com, Josh Tauberer <tauberer@...> wrote:
> A while back I mentioned that I'd be removing from the GovTrack source
> XML data any date attributes in the Unix time format (seconds from
> 1/1/1970), which have long been obsoleted in favor of "datetime"
> attributes that use a more reader friendly and timezone friendly format.
> This is fair warning that the Unix time attributes will be disappearing
> very soon now.
> The only exception are
> http://www.govtrack.us/data/us/111/congress.nextsession.house and the
> parallel senate file. Those will remain as Unix times for the
> foreseeable future so that I don't break things for others without a
> transition period.
> - Josh Tauberer
> - CivicImpulse / GovTrack.us
> http://razor.occams.info | www.govtrack.us | civicimpulse.com
> "Members of both sides are reminded not to use guests of the
> House as props."