Please excuse our belated reply. It is great that you highlighted the question of machine-readability and text data.
There has been a similar discussion in this thread where @herrmann left some remarks. Very short: I support your opinion @RouxRC, that text-based data needs to be published in a machine-readable format. @Slarrick wrote an enlightening piece as to why text-based data should be open too.
Do you know any best practices / prime examples of parliaments publishing legal code as machine-readable data? In my experience some governments publish info on draft legislation in XML - and nest a link to non-machine-readable bill content text in it.
Do we know of best practices how machine-readable bill content looks like? Ideally explained with some images? From our experiences, I know that it is very useful for government to see how a machine-readable bill dataset looks like - and it makes it much easier to point out flaws in non-machine-readable data.
Also, @RouxRC - you are right! Since bill content is one of the mandatory data elements of draft legislation, we cannot say that France’s draft is fully machine-readable. We followed this logic in our assessment and many apologies that this specific case slipped through. We’ll make sure to note this on the index page!