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

Guy Bottu gbottu at vub.ac.be
Mon Jul 9 07:53:25 UTC 2007

Peter Rice wrote:
> How does MRS3 search for other fields (accession, etc.)

Alas, with MRS2 you could write a single URL to perform a query and then
retrieve the result as plain text. With MRS3 this has become impossible,
because there are now separate programs. Could EMBOSS eventually first
ask for a query.do, parse the reply and then ask for a plain.do ?
Or you could consider using the Web services instead. I have no 
experience with the Web services under MRS3 ; I will in the coming weeks 
try to get informed.

> Where is the MRS server documentation??? I found no documentation of the URL 
> syntax or query fields at the CMBI server.

There is no documentation for the moment. Well, let's not blame dear 
Maarten, he is alone in his corner with a big development project...

You can however find a list of available databanks, with for each 
databank the available field shortnames. It is possible to write an URL
like ..../mrs-3/query.do?db=uniprot&query=id:papa?_carpa|ac:papa?_carpa


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