[Pipet Devel] Another XML proposal.

Konrad Hinsen hinsen at cnrs-orleans.fr
Tue Mar 30 11:56:36 EST 1999

> > a different XML dialect could be used for structure information
> > (including structural annotations in sequences).
> Yes. I'm not sure where to begin on structure. Someone here had ideas
> on this, but I'm not sure who or what became of them.

I am still in contact with people at EMBL who are working on
an DTD that is equivalent to mmCIF plus a converter in both
directions (written in Python). There have been some delays
(caused by real work ;-)  but they are optimistic to have it
ready soon. This seems the most promising structure DTD to me.

> Although, perhaps we don't even need to bother trying to express the
> internal Loci data stuff as XML. Will we ever need to write it out to XML?

I'd say everything that is saved to a file for archiving or non-immediate
reuse should be XML, if only to give users a chance to understand
what's inside without any special program!

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