Uh oh. Scarcely does President Obama herald an end to the paper version of the Federal Register, then we get a reminder of why people like to keep hard copies around. Although the table of contents for today’s Register was available online as usual, none of the links to the actual rulemakings and other administrative actions appeared to be working until late this morning (Eastern Standard Time).
Instead, you got a “content unavailable” message. In a blog post on the Register’s site, the Government Printing Office said it was looking into the problem and apologized for any inconvenience. In an email, GPO spokesman Gary Somerset later attributed the snafu to a “minor glitch” with a web address and said it had been resolved.