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Re: [rdf] Re: proposal for standard NCBI database URI

From: Mark Wilkinson <markw@illuminae.com>
Date: Tue, 09 May 2006 10:12:06 -0700
To: larry.hunter@uchsc.edu
Cc: Alan Ruttenberg <alanruttenberg@gmail.com>, public-semweb-lifesci@w3.org
Message-Id: <1147194726.16114.68.camel@bioinfo.icapture.ubc.ca>

I stand corrected :-)

Are there limits on the number of retrievals that can be done in a day
on these URLs?  i.e. will my domain get blacklisted if I pull in 100K
records every hour? 

M


On Tue, 2006-05-09 at 10:58 -0600, Larry Hunter wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-05-09 at 09:16 -0700, Mark Wilkinson wrote:
> > Hmmmm.... yeah, that's true... but my "gut" does a back-flip when I am
> > forced to use a URI that refers to a web page, complete with fancy NCBI
> > decorations and menu's 
> 
> You're mistaken about that.  If you don't want the decorations, then use
> the efetch URL:
> 
>   http://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/eutils/efetch.fcgi?
> 
> which just brings back the raw data.  Details here:
> 
>   http://eutils.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query/static/efetch_help.html
> 
> Format the query to return XML or ASN.1, and there you are.
> 
> Look, I don't think these are very pretty interfaces, either, but it is
> possible to do what Alan wanted to do with no additional work.  
> 
> Larry
> 
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