[Bioperl-l] [blast-announce] OLD_BLAST parameter to be discontinued. Alternative NCBI BLAST parsable formats are available

Fields, Christopher J cjfields at illinois.edu
Wed Jul 18 10:29:02 EDT 2012


Not sure if anyone is using this as a means of getting their reports (I don't), but I'm posting this here just in case.

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> From: "Mcginnis, Scott (NIH/NLM/NCBI) [E]" 
> Subject: [blast-announce] OLD_BLAST parameter to be discontinued. Alternative NCBI BLAST parsable formats are available
> Date: July 18, 2012 9:17:05 AM CDT
> To: NLM/NCBI List blast-announce
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> Beginning Sept. 10, 2012, the BLAST service will ignore the OLD_BLAST parameter in posted URLs. We are removing this old and little used option to prepare for upcoming enhancements to the BLAST service later this year. Setting OLD_BLAST=true produces an older version of the BLAST HTML results that a few people have used for automated processing (parsing) of results. NCBI BLAST supports a number of different and more stable formats for parsing. These include XML, tabular reports and ASN.1. For more information, please see BLAST Developer Information (http://1.usa.gov/O8AocI) and links on that page.
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