Table of Contents
Fetching the Table of Contents for an expression.
You can get a description of the table of contents (TOC) of a work. This includes the chapters, parts, sections and schedules that make up the legislation, based on the structure captured by the Laws.Africa editor.
Each item in the table of contents has this structure:
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{
2
"id": "chapter-1",
3
"type": "chapter",
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"num": "1",
5
"heading": "Interpretation",
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"title": "Chapter 1 - Interpretation",
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"component": "main",
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"subcomponent": "chapter/1",
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"url": "http://api.laws.africa/v2/akn/za/act/1998/10/eng/main/chapter/1",
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"children": [ "..." ]
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}
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Each of these fields is described in the table below.
Field
Description
Type
id
The unique XML element id of this item. (optional)
String
type
The Akoma Ntoso element name of this item.
String
num
The number of this item, such as a chapter, part or section number. (optional)
String
heading
The heading of this item (optional)
String
title
A derived, friendly title of this item, taking num and heading into account and providing good defaults if either of those is missing.
String
component
The component of the Akoma Ntoso document that this item is a part of, such as main for the main document, or schedule1 for the first schedule.
String
subcomponent
The subcomponent of the component that this item is a part of, such as a chapter. (optional)
String
url
The API URL for this item, which can be used to fetch XML, HTML and other details of just this part of the document.
String
children
A possibly-empty array of TOC items that are children of this item.
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get
https://api.laws.africa
/v2/:frbr-uri/toc.json
Table of contents for an expression

Individual parts, chapters and sections

You can use the url field from an item in the Table of Contents to fetch the details of just that item in XML or HTML.
get
https://api.laws.africa
/v2/:frbr-uri/:toc-item.:format
Content for a single part, chapter or section
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