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WebSub: New DNA Sequence Submission Method

WebSub websub at ncgr.org
Fri Feb 3 23:15:56 EST 1995

=-=-=-=-       The Genome Sequence Data Base at the       -=-=-=-=-
=-=-=-=-  National Center for Genome Resources Announces  -=-=-=-=-
=-=-=-=-   WebSub: A New DNA Sequence Submission Method   -=-=-=-=-

The Genome Sequence Data Base is pleased to announce the beta version
of WebSub -- a new means of submission for your nucleotide sequence
data. In response to many requests, GSDB has developed a World Wide Web
(WWW) submission form.  The convenience of the traditional submission
form is now available on-line for use with your Macintosh, PC or Sun.
Much like the ASCII text form, this is a simple fill-in-the-blank form
which is submitted with the click of a button.  This form eliminates
the need for the use of additional applications such as email, text
editors or Authorin(tm).

WebSub produces automatically-processable submissions like those
created by Authorin, and thus they should be usable by all of the
nucleotide sequence databases. However, during the beta test phase, all
submissions prepared with WebSub will be processed by GSDB and the
results will be immediately forwarded on to the other databases (DDBJ,
EMBL, and NCBI) for inclusion in their data collections.

The URL to directly access WebSub on the World Wide Web (WWW) is:


If you do not currently have access to a Web browser that supports
forms, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to direct
you to ftp sites from which you may download these applications.  Please
note that the following browsers have been found to be compatible with
this tool and are therefore recommended. 

      Sun Users            -- Mosaic & Netscape 
      Mac Users            -- Netscape 
      IBM/compatible Users -- Netscape

At this time, WebSub is known not to work with Mosaic on either the Mac
or IBM PC; but WebSub does work with Netscape on these platforms.

In addition, should you already have access to the World Wide Web, the
GSDB server (http://www.ncgr.org/gsdb) offers a wide range of services,
such as data retrieval, tailored query capability, submission status
information, software and documentation, as well as on-line updates

Due to restrictions in current WWW browsers there are some limitations
on the amount of data that can be submitted with WebSub (e.g., 31k
basepairs of sequence and ten features). However, these limitations
will not present a problem for the majority of submissions. For more
information see the submission overview page on our WWW server.

We thank you for your time and we look forward to receiving your data
and your comments through WebSub. If you have not received an
acknowledgment of your submission within one working day or need any
other assistance, please contact us at WebSub at gsdb.ncgr.org or

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