[Bioperl-l] Re: standard IO & URL handling

gert thijs gert.thijs@esat.kuleuven.ac.be
Tue, 26 Sep 2000 17:56:38 +0200

Ewan Birney wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Sep 2000, Hilmar Lapp wrote:
> > Concerning URL/HTTP stuff, what I'd like to have is what I described with
> > 'delegate the guts'. So, usually you have a URL you want to GET from or
> > POST to, and you have a table of key/value pairs (yes, of course, keys
> > may have multiple values), and you don't want to bother about how HTTP
> > works, and how to get through a firewall. You even may not want to bother
> > which particular protocol your URL refers to (ftp, file, etc). So, a core
> > module for supporting consistent net IO should from my point of view
> > enable something like
> >       o $stream = $netio->openURL($url, 'GET', \%query);
> >
> Hmmm. I wonder if LWP does supply this. Someone needs to investigate...

I have been using LWP to retrieve blast reports form the queue at the NCBI
blast server. To my opinion it is rather easy and straightforward to use. 

Gert Thijs