[Bioperl-l] FW: release of cipres portal for tree inference

Chris Fields cjfields at uiuc.edu
Mon May 21 20:11:36 UTC 2007

It would be nice to have a generalized interface (SOAP, CGI,  
anything), as Hilmar states.  I agree WWW::Mechanize is prob. the way  
to go for now.  Don't know who wants to take it up...


On May 21, 2007, at 10:19 AM, Mark Johnson wrote:

> Sounds like time to bust out WWW::Mechanize.  I didn't step through
> the whole process, but the first screen/step looks okay.  Plain HTML
> form with plain buttons.  Looks like the Javascript is only getting
> involved for client-side sanity checking.  Should be easy to automate
> (Don't look at me, I've bitten off a bit too much as it is).
> On 5/20/07, Hilmar Lapp <hlapp at gmx.net> wrote:
>> Just HTTP, no CORBA or other stuff needed client-side.
>> Ultimately it would of course be nice if they offered a more SOA
>> compliant interface too, to obviate the screen-scraping need.
>> However, if I understand the UI correctly the screen scraping is - if
>> at all - only needed for walking through the steps, and for
>> extracting the location of the result. The result itself is in NEXUS
>> format, as a separate file.
>>         -hilmar
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Christopher Fields
Postdoctoral Researcher
Lab of Dr. Robert Switzer
Dept of Biochemistry
University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

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