[Bioperl-l] Fwd: URGENT! Update of Bio::DB::SwissProt

Jason Stajich jason.stajich at gmail.com
Thu Jul 14 08:05:07 UTC 2011

Okay, I am forwarding to the mailing list, I guess no one has updated the module in a while to reflect this change.  

Am I right in thinking the right way to get a Swissprot record by accession is now like this -- perhaps a developer can refactor the code to be use this URL base soon.



Begin forwarded message:

> From: Severine Duvaud <severine.duvaud at isb-sib.ch>
> Date: July 14, 2011 1:49:39 AM MDT
> To: jason at bioperl.org
> Subject: URGENT! Update of Bio::DB::SwissProt
> Dear Jason,
> We have just received an e-mail from one of our users complaining about the fact that sprot-retrieve-list.pl is missing on the new ExPASy:
> =====================================
> For example, BioPerl's Bio::DB::SwissProt module keeps querying
> 'http://**.expasy.org/cgi-bin/sprot-retrieve-list.pl' which seems to
> be now a dead link.
> =====================================
> sprot-retrieve-list.pl has been deprecated since 2008.
> The UniProtKB entry retrieval is now supported by the UniProt website only:
> http://www.uniprot.org/batch/
> Could you please update your module?
> Many thanks for your help.
> Best regards,
> Severine Duvaud, ExPASy web team / UniProt Consortium.

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