Differences Between HTML and PDF Viewing
The Wisconsin Administrative Code presented in PDF format files on this website is an exact reproductions both as to content and format of the LRB computer files used to produce the printed Wisconsin Administrative Code as updated through the publication of the Wisconsin Administrative Register noted on this website.
The HTML Wisconsin Administrative Code presented on this website is an exact reproduction of the content, except for certain tables and graphics as noted in those files, but not the format, of the LRB computer files used to produce the printed Wisconsin Administrative Code as updated through the publication of the Wisconsin Administrative Register noted on this website.
Full text searches of the entire administrative code database can be performed whether or not "View documents as PDF when available" is checked in the Preferences menu. However, once a PDF document is viewed, the viewer must return to the Wisconsin Legislative Data home page or the administrative code table of contents to perform another search of the entire administrative code. Each HTML view includes the search boxes and allows continued searching.
A user can switch from viewing an HTML code to viewing the same code chapter as a PDF file by clicking on the "references number" and details icons that appear to the left of each unit of statute text. There is no way to readily switch from a PDF view to the same code in an HTML view.
The HTML and PDF versions of the administrative code are both fully hypertext linked. Links in the HTML code to locations within the Legislature's searchable database will take the user to the location of the exact citation in another HTML view (if available, or in NXT if not). When "View documents as PDF when available" is checked in the Preferences menu, a link in a PDF view takes the user to the page in the PDF file where the citation is located, but not to the exact location of the cite. When "View documents as PDF when available" is not checked in the Preferences menu, a link in a PDF view takes the user to to the location of the exact citation in an HTML view (if available, or in NXT if not).
If a link will take a user to document outside the legislature's searchable database the user will receive a warning that the user is leaving the legislature's website. The user may, however, deselect "Warn when leaving this site" in the preferences menu. Documents outside will be opened in a new browser window unless "Open external links in new windows (or tabs)" is deselected in the preferences menu.
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