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  • Which is not surprising, since it does have "temp" in it. The Thomas site does make it unreasonably difficult (perhaps impossible) to get real URLs for the things you find in searches. I think you're talking about HR 2356, section 306, and it's possible that this link [] is more persistent.
    • Hm, I was hoping to link to the actual section, but yeah, that'll have to do. I am editing the journal entry to reflect it, thanks.
  • The applicable section of the bill is right here [].

    This is no big deal. An easy spec to meet. A spreadsheet program that could output HTML would do it.

    • Your URL is broken too. The "temp" means it expires. :-)

      Anyway, the software must transmit the information. It's good that the spec is simple, but I just hope that there's software available for other platforms. We'll see.
      • Oh, I am also troubled by the Commission "requiring" vendors of the software to allow certain things. What does that mean? If I post open source software online that fulfills (A), will the government come knocking on my door ordering me to fulfill (B)? Or does it mean if I don't fulfill (B) that it does not meet the standards, and if so, is (B) as easy as you say (A) is (I doubt it)?