On Wed, Oct 6, 2010 at 11:16 AM, Peter <pe...@maubp.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 28, 2010 at 12:04 PM, Peter <pe...@maubp.freeserve.co.uk> wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I'm wondering if there is any established way to share parameter
>> definitions between tool wrapper XML files?
>> For example, I am currently working on NCBI BLAST+ wrappers, and these
>> tools have a lot in common. For example, the output format option will
>> be a select parameter, and it will be the same for blastn, blastp,
>> tblastn, etc. I can just cut and paste the definition but this seems
>> inelegant and will be a long term maintenance burden if it ever needs
>> updating (lots of places would need to be updated the same way). I'd
>> like to have a shared XML snippet defining this parameter which I
>> could then reference/include from each tool wrapper than needs it.
>> I'm thinking of something like XML's <!ENTITY ...> might work. Is this
>> possible?
>> Peter
> Alex Bossers replied on the BLAST+ thread to express interest in
> sharing definitions between wrapper XML files:
> http://lists.bx.psu.edu/pipermail/galaxy-dev/2010-September/003376.html
> As I add more parameters to my BLAST+ wrappers, keeping all
> the files in sync is getting a bit tedious...
> Peter

Hi all,

I'm replying to this old thread after finding this old (fixed) issue
on the bug tracker,

Does this offer a solution to sharing definitions in tool XML files?
Has anyone got an example using this?

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