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Legalese Formalized - Legal XML

> What I meant was, that when I get a contract to sign, it is 50 pages of 
> material that is probably 90% the same as the last contract I signed, 
> but I am expected to read the 50 pages and see if something is amiss.  
> Too bad I can't get something more like:
> #include standard-contract
> define clause based on standard-something
>    override "blah blah" with "woof woof"
> etc.

    Ah, there actually are some folks working on that as an XML application!

    See http://www.service-architecture.com/xml/articles/legal_xml.html for more.




Peter J. Wasilko, Esq.
     J.D., LL.M.               

Executive Director, The Institute for End User Computing, Inc.

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suffer from an impoverished conceptual model that lacks the
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