[DAS2] FYI: Arabidopsis DAS at PlantGDB
aloraine at gmail.com
Sun Nov 12 15:24:22 UTC 2006
This is an update on Arabidopsis DAS sites:
Iowa State hosts a plant DAS site, but so far I haven't been able to get IGB to
talk to it.
It fails with this error:
[java] DAS request1:
[java] Attempting to load data from URL:
[java] [Fatal Error] :14:83: The reference to entity "dbid" must
end with the ';' delimiter.
[java] Problem parsing DAS XML data: The reference to entity
"dbid" must end with the ';' delimiter.
The problem appears to be lines such as:
which include "&" symbols that don't signal the start of an entity.
I have written to PlantGDB to ask about this...I'll keep you posted!
It might be useful to add a few links to trusted on-line XML
validators to the upcoming re-done bioDAS Web site to make it easier
for DAS providers to check their XML well-formedness.
Here's one I just now used: http://validator.aborla.net/
Many people who implement DAS services are likely to be beginning
programmers...or programmers like me who don't do it full-time & can
use refreshers :-)
PS If this doesn't get posted to the list, could some-one post it for me?
Section on Statistical Genetics
University of Alabama at Birmingham
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