Ethan Holleman

Posts with the tag bugs:

Bug in California legislative information bill search text highlighting

Recently I was working on automating some legislation tracking tasks for the UC Davis Legislative Affairs Committee and noticed a potential bug in displaying the results of bill information searches and wanted to note it. If you are interested in California legislation you can go to the state website and search for bills by a number of parameters, including by keywords. Which brings up a number of bills. Clicking on one gives us the bill’s full text with out keyword highlighted. The bug occurs when we search for specific html tags like div or span. When these terms are searched the source html ends up being rendered on the actual page with tags highlighted.