United States Congress
Data Dictionary of Legislative Documents
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|Description:||A hierarchical structure of a measure, frequently the top-level hierarchical structure inside the body of the measure, or second only to the division (structure of legislation) level. Titles (structure of legislation) and sections (structure of legislation) are the main building blocks of legislation.
The formatting of a title (structure of legislation) will be according to the rules of the style (such as OLC style or United States Code Style) in effect. The style will control such display issues as the casing, fonts and highlighting used, the margins, and the indentation levels. The style will also control generation of text, for example, the word Title before the enumerator and any punctuation or spacing surrounding or following the enumerator.
Any necessary casing, punctuation, and spacing following the header will also be generated for display or printing. For example, when a title (structure of legislation) follows OLC style, the display or print system will generate a uppercased centered header with no punctuation following.
ote: An appropriations account is generally described by a title (structure of legislation), but in some instances the account (structure of legislation) element should be used, e.g., when several accounts are grouped together within General Provisions which is considered the title (structure of legislation).
Note: In these DTDs, a <title> does not refer to a subcaption or heading. The element <title> is a very specific subdivision of a legislative measure. The element header and subheader should be used to describe a headings or subcaptions.
|Bills DTD Content Model:||((enum, header?, toc?), section*, ((subtitle | chapter | part)* | (account | subaccount)*)?)|