[EMBOSS] MRS 3 as EMBOSS sequence access mechanism

Guy Bottu gbottu at vub.ac.be
Fri Jul 6 08:40:46 UTC 2007

	Dear all,

The MRS servers are shifting from version 2 to version 3. A result is that the 
EMBOSS sequence access mechanism "mrs" does not work anymore. The reason is that 
  the URL to be generated by the software is not anymore something like
It is not possible to search several databanks at the same time, but MRS 3 has 
composite indexes for e.g. uniprot (=sprot+trembl) or embl (=nonredundant 
release + updates). It is also impossible to make a query with wild cards. A 
suppementary problem is that the MRS WWW server wants to set a cookie.

Do you think the next release of EMBOSS could support MRS 3 (maybe, in the 
tradition of backward compatibility, have both "mrs" and "mrs3" access methods)?

And are some of you really using MRS WWW as access sequence access mechanism for 

	Guy Bottu,
	Belgian EMBnet Node

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