[Bioperl-l] EUtilities term handling
cjfields at uiuc.edu
Thu Oct 5 16:12:11 UTC 2006
On Oct 5, 2006, at 11:02 AM, Sendu Bala wrote:
> Chris Fields wrote:
>>>> * Correct: &term=biomol+mrna[properties]+AND+mouse[organism]
>>> The correct query is the one that has +s in it.
>> Yes, that's because it's a URL, not a raw search term string (it
>> has been URI-encoded so spaces are converted to '+'). If you use
>> that as a direct query in Entrez you will not get the same response.
> But we're not doing Entrez queries. We're using a module called
> EUtilities to do an eutils query, which involves forming a url in
> which spaces should to be converted to +. That's the source of
> confusion. Is the user supposed to do this, or is EUtilities?
> All you had to do 8 emails ago is tell me that EUtilities is
> supposed to do that. You /still/ haven't told me that. I give up.
It should be apparent from the documentation and the URLs posted in
debugging output the first few times you used it. Again, why would I
dedicate ~ 10 classes to pasting together URI-encoded strings?
Lab of Dr. Robert Switzer
Dept of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
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