Il giorno mar, 19/02/2013 alle 14.15 +0000, Peter Cock ha scritto: 
> On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 2:00 PM, James Taylor <> wrote:
> > On Tue, Feb 19, 2013 at 6:32 AM, Peter Cock <> 
> > wrote:
> >>I think it could make sense to define generic 'asn1' and
> >>'asn1-binary' formats in the Galaxy core (name suggestions
> >>welcome)

What about 

extension="asn" type=""


extension="asnb" type="galaxy.datatypes.binary:GenericAsn1Binary" 

like GenericXml class?

> >> Would a pull request implementing this be acceptable?
> >
> > Yes. My understanding is that ASN is a completely flexible metaformat,
> > like XML, and so should be under either Text or Data, with appropriate
> > subtypes defined for blast, et cetera.
> Thank James,
> Yes - very like XML, but with the subtlety that ASN.1 comes in text and
> binary favours (which I presume applies to all the variants, although
> the binary versions may not be as commonly used for the smaller files).
> Nicola - do you want to make a pull request to galaxy-central defining
> ASN.1 text and binary formats (which we can then subclass for the
> NCBI BLAST+ wrappers)? Or should I?

If you mean a minimal implementation, I can surely do that. If something
more elaborated is needed, then probably you are more qualified than me!

> I think the mime-type for the base ASN.1 text format should probably
> be text/plain based on the NCBI usage patterns.


> I'm not sure what the mime-type for the base ASN.1 binary format
> should be (but I don't think it should be chemical/ncbi-asn1-binary).

application/octet-stream ?


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