[EMBOSS] [emboss-dev] MRS 3 as EMBOSS sequence access mechanism

Peter Rice pmr at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Jul 6 09:31:36 UTC 2007

Guy Bottu wrote:
> 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
> http://mrs.cmbi.kun.nl/mrs/cgi-bin/mrs.cgi?db=sprot%2Btrembl&query=id:papa1_carpa&format=entry&exp=1&save_to=text/plain
> but
> http://mrs.cmbi.kun.nl/mrs-3/plain.do?db=uniprot&id=papa1_carpa

Hah .. that works from wget but when I try that URL within EMBOSS I get nonsense 
back. The web page returns is a 302 error saying:

The document has moved <a 

with an href of http://mrs.cmbi.ru.nl/mrs-3/?db=embl&amp;id=x13776Host:
(yes, with Host: at the end)

> 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)?

I will add an MRS3 method. Whether it will work before EMBOSS 5.1.0 is another 
question :-)


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