[Biojava-l] URN/URI?

Eric Blossom elb@BlossomAssociates.com
Wed, 10 Jan 2001 09:04:34 -0800 (PST)

Why not add a getURI method and deprecate the getURN method?
This would avoid breaking code and would document the switch.


On Wed, 10 Jan 2001, Thomas Down wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 10, 2001 at 11:35:11AM +1300, Mark Schreiber wrote:
> > Another newbie question,
> > 
> > What is the URN parameter in SimpleSequence? Is it the same as the URI
> > parameter in SimpleSequenceFactory? Is this documented elsewhere and if so
> > can a link be added to the documentation??
> Yes, it is the same.  The getURN() accessor in the Sequence
> interface really ought to be called getURI() -- it's a
> historical accident that it isn't, but I suspect their might
> be some dissent if we change it now (if people think the change
> /is/ a good idea, please speak out).
> There's some explanation of getURN() in the tutorials, but maybe
> we do need some more detail in the javadoc -- I'll fix that
> in a minute, if nobody else is on this one.
> Thomas.