New automatic error checking

badlink-screenshot-1We’ve added a new feature to the site: it now automatically detects many of its own errors. It does this by correlating the text of the statutes with the information in its database.

In the interests of transparency and quality, visible error messages will appear where the system finds a mismatch; see the first screenshot. Here, the system couldn’t complete the internal link to the named section, implying that the program didn’t parse the text correctly.

When this happens, the “bad link” annotation appears instead of a (broken) hyperlink, and the system notifies us that the area needs fixing. If you find one of these and want it to get worked on sooner, post a comment here or drop us a line.

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