Re: Possible problems with Brookhaven Mirror

Henry Brzeski (
Thu, 29 Feb 96 08:38:22 GMT

>There are a number of solutions-
>1) Change these relative URLs to absolute. However, this means that the
>pdb file must be delivered from Birkbeck, which is not ideal if accessing
>the pages from outside Europe. This problem also applies to the various
>PDB structures pointed to in the rest of the material, some of which are
>large files of course.
>2) Have Brookhaven PDB server stamp .pdb files with the chemical MIME
>type (and then use relative URLs). I was thinking that this is probably
>not a reasonable request, ie having their WWW congifuration determined by
>the PPS course.
>3) Use a different extension for the PDB files, e.g. '.ent' , '.pps' etc,
>which is not currently present on any files on the Brookhaven Web server,
>and ask Dave Stampf to configure the server to deliver these with the
>chemical MIME type (and use relative URLs). But my gut feeling is that
>filename extensions are quite important, and preferably, the '.pdb' extension
>should be used for PDB files.

My solution to the problem has been to download the files I want onto our
server, have them stamped there and point the URL at these files. This does
not resolve the problem of cross Atlantiic traffic.


Henry Brzeski
Dept of Bioscience and Biotechnology
The Todd Centre
University of Strathclyde
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