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Re: List of Featured Bills

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  • ron.cadby
    There s another *free* editor like notepad, but with a really neat feature (one of many) called a Clip . Double clicking the Clip will pop up a fill in the
    Message 1 of 6 , Jun 28, 2008
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      There's another *free* editor like notepad, but with a really neat
      feature (one of many) called a "Clip". Double clicking the Clip will
      pop up a 'fill in the blanks' window saving your a *lot* of typing
      and typos. Here's the download URL:

      http://www.notetab.com/ntl.php

      Download, install and open.

      Below is a clip I made (and tested) from Ralph's example that you can
      copy into the NoteTab clip library. F4 opens the NoteTab clip panel.
      You can choose where you want the Clip to reside. I used the HTML
      clip tab and added (copy & pasted) the GovTrack clip by rightClicking
      the "OtherElements" heading. Type in your Clip name and copy the code
      below into the new window that opens,then click the Save icon. Now
      you can open a new file (or an existing one) and double click on the
      Clip name to 'fill in the blanks' creating the code you want.

      -= Begin copy of Clip below (I named the Clip "GovTrack") =-

      <rss version="2.0">
      <channel xml:space="preserve">
      <title>Introduced Legislation -- Tracked by GovTrack.us</title>

      <link>http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?
      monitors=misc:introducedbills</link>
      <description>Legislative events tracked by GovTrack.us in the
      following categories: Introduced Legislation</description>

      <generator>GovTrack.us <comments@...<lt
      %3Bcomments@...> ></generator>
      <copyright>This data is left in the public domain.</copyright>

      <pubDate>^?[WeekDay=Mon|Tue|Wed|Thu|Fri|Sat|Sun], ^?
      [DayOfMonth=01|10|20|30] ^?[Month=Jan|Feb|Mar|Apr|May|Jun|Jul|Aug|Sep|
      Oct|Nov|Dec] ^?[Year=2004|2005|2006|2007|2008|2009|2010|2011|2012] ^?
      [Hour=00]:^?[Minute=00]:^?[Second=00] -^?[GMTdiff=0400|0500|0600|0700|
      0800]</pubDate>
      <ttl>360</ttl>

      <image>
      <url>http://www.govtrack.us/media/logo32x32.png</url>
      <title>GovTrack.us</title>
      <link>http://www.govtrack.us</link>
      </image>

      <item xml:space="preserve">
      <pubDate>^?[Weekday=], ^?[DayOfMonth=] ^?[Month=] ^?[Year=] ^?
      [Hour=]:^?[Minute=]:^?[Second=] -^?[GMTdiff=]</pubDate>
      <category domain="http://www.govtrack.us/congress/subjects.xpd?
      type=crs"> Introduced Legislation </category>
      <title>Bill Action: ^?[Action=Introduced|Passed]: FEATURED: ^?
      [HorS=H|S]. Res. ^?[BillNo=]: ^?[BillTitle=Replace this text with
      Bill Title here]... -- Tracked by GovTrack.us</title>

      <link>http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?monitors=bill:^?
      [LChors=h|s]r^?[LoNum=0000]-^?[HiNum=9999]</link>
      <description>^?[Description=Replace this text with bill
      description here]...</description>
      </item>
      </channel>
      </rss>

      -= End copy of Clip above (Last line = "</rss>") =-

      I've tested it, but Ralph may want it modified a bit.

      HTH......Ron



      --- In govtrack@yahoogroups.com, "Ralph Yozzo" <fedex1@...> wrote:
      >
      > Almost any editor can be used to create an XML document.
      >
      > I prefer vi or vim, but even notepad can do it.
      >
      > For the wiki, it's mostly text based. cut and paste is usually
      what people
      > use to input data.
      >
      > moderation, etc is dependent on the wiki chosen.
      >
      > For the featured bill XML for http://peoples-
      vote.brooklynmarathon.com, it's
      > very simple. A title and a link. It looks complicated but it's
      really very
      > simple. Currently it is in RSS2 XML format, but if simpler XML is
      better
      > for everyone I can support that.
      >
      > <rss version="2.0"><channel xml:space="preserve">
      > <title>Introduced Legislation -- Tracked by GovTrack.us</title>
      > <link>
      > http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?
      monitors=misc:introducedbills</link>
      > <description>Legislative events tracked by GovTrack.us in the
      following
      > categories: Introduced Legislation</description>
      >
      > <generator>GovTrack.us comments@...<lt%3Bcomments@...>
      > ></generator>
      > <copyright>This data is left in the public domain.</copyright>
      >
      > <pubDate>Wed, 25 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
      > <ttl>360</ttl>
      >
      > <image>
      > <url>http://www.govtrack.us/media/logo32x32.png</url>
      > <title>GovTrack.us</title>
      > <link>http://www.govtrack.us</link>
      > </image>
      >
      > <item xml:space="preserve">
      > <pubDate>Wed, 25 Jun 2008 00:00:00 -0400</
      pubDate>
      > <category domain="
      > http://www.govtrack.us/congress/subjects.xpd?type=crs">
      > Introduced Legislation
      > </category>
      > <title>Bill Action: Introduced: FEATURED: H.
      Res. 799:
      > Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice President of the United States,
      of high
      > crimes... -- Tracked by GovTrack.us</title>
      > <link>http://www.govtrack.us/users/events.xpd?
      monitors=bill:hr110-799
      > </link>
      > <description>Legislative events tracked by GovTrack.us in the
      following
      > categories: H. Res. 799: Impeaching Richard B. Cheney, Vice
      President of the
      > United States, of high crimes...</description>
      >
      > </item>
      > </channel></rss>
      >
      > On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 1:57 AM, Harvey Frey <hsfrey@...> wrote:
      >
      > > Ralph:
      > >
      > > >available in XML format <
      > >
      > > So, OpenOffice would be good to go? That's XML, right?
      > > I've got an "ERISA Clarification Act" ready to post.
      > >
      > > But, how would it be loaded into a wiki? Who would moderate
      changes or
      > > discussions?
      > >
      > >
      > > Harvey
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Ralph Yozzo
      > > To: govtrack@yahoogroups.com <govtrack%40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 10:40 PM
      > > Subject: Re: [govtrack] List of Featured Bills
      > >
      > > Definitely. I can add them to the featured list.
      > >
      > > Or if they are available in XML format they can be loaded easily.
      > >
      > > On Jun 27, 2008, at 1:10 AM, "Harvey Frey" <hsfrey@...<hsfrey
      %40harp.org>>
      > > wrote:
      > >
      > > Ralph:
      > >
      > > I'd like to also let users work to write NEW bills, and then try
      to find
      > > congresspeople who might submit it.
      > >
      > > The bills that are already before congress have mostly been
      written by
      > > industry lobbyists. How about giving the rest of us a chance?
      > >
      > > Harvey
      > >
      > > ----- Original Message -----
      > > From: Ralph Yozzo
      > > To: Ralph Yozzo ; govtrack@yahoogroups.com <govtrack
      %40yahoogroups.com>
      > > Sent: Thursday, June 26, 2008 9:50 PM
      > > Subject: [govtrack] List of Featured Bills
      > >
      > > I'd like to make a list of featured bills. Bills that are
      interesting and
      > > should be paid attention to.
      > >
      > > One bill is FEATURED: H. Res. 799: Impeaching Richard B. Cheney,
      Vice
      > > President of the United States, of high crimes... -- Tracked by
      GovTrack.us
      > >
      > > I've updated http://peoples-vote.brooklynmarathon.com to include
      the
      > > featured bills at the beginning.
      > >
      > > If you have other suggestions, please let me know.
      > >
      > > One thing I notice is that congress is filled with bills about
      nothing:
      > >
      > > H.Con.Res. 376: Congratulating the 2007-2008 National Basketball
      > > Association
      > > World Champions, the...
      > >
      > > S.Res. 597: A resolution designating June 2008, as "'Wait
      Wait...Don't Tell
      > >
      > > Me!' Recognition Month".
      > > (this is an amazingly blatant advertisement. and a whole month.
      are they
      > > kidding!)
      > >
      > > S.Res. 596: A resolution congratulating the Boston Celtics on
      winning the
      > > 2008 National...
      > > S.Res. 602: A bill supporting the goals and ideals of "National
      Life
      > > Insurance Awareness Month".
      > > S.Res. 601: A resolution designating October 19 through October
      25, 2008,
      > > as
      > > "National Save for Retirement Week"
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
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