On Mon, Aug 15, 2011 at 6:33 PM, Nate Coraor <n...@bx.psu.edu> wrote:
> Peter Cock wrote:
>> On Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 10:03 AM, Peter Cock <p.j.a.c...@googlemail.com> 
>> wrote:
>> > Thanks for the link - I was aware my initial work on adding a generic
>> > XML filetype was missing some steps, but I ran out of time yesterday:
>> > https://bitbucket.org/galaxy/galaxy-central/issue/568
>> Hi all,
>> Could someone please review this patch:
>> https://bitbucket.org/peterjc/galaxy-central/changeset/83c4366e0641
> Hi Peter,
> I've merged your branch with these changes in 5897:6165799c4e49.
> Thanks!
> --nate

Thanks Nate :)

>> This is currently the one and only commit to my xml_filetype branch,
>> https://bitbucket.org/peterjc/galaxy-central/src/xml_filetype
>> This attempts to define a new basic data format 'xml' as per issue 568,
>> https://bitbucket.org/galaxy/galaxy-central/issue/568
>> This might help with a user error I was just presented with, where
>> an Excel spreadsheet was uploaded and miss-identified as text -
>> when it was clearly XML. Clicking on the 'eye' tried to display it
>> and gave a cryptic error message in the central panel.
>> In fact, this example makes me wonder if the proposed base XML
>> datatype class should NOT be a subclass of text (as it is now with
>> the blastxml datatype).
>> Peter

What are your thoughts on the above? I guess for some tasks it
makes sense to regard XML as text, but for others not.

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