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[bioontology-support] Permanent links to BioPortal?

Natasha Noy noy at
Wed Feb 17 13:07:44 PST 2010

Dear Dahdul,

If you want a permanent link to a concept, you need to use an ontology  
id, 1110, in your case, and a slightly different URL:

It will always resolve to the latest version.

Also, if you'd like, we can generate a nicer looking URL through our  
purl mechanism. It will be:

This way, if we change the address scheme in BioPortal, the URL will  
remain. Would you like us to generate this one for you?


On Feb 17, 2010, at 12:48 PM, Dahdul, Wasila wrote:

> We would like to include URLs to terms in BioPortal for a  
> publication, and we were going to use links of the form:
> However, these links no longer work.  Is this a bug, or does  
> BioPortal not maintain permanent links to terms? We also noticed  
> that ontology IDs have changed (e.g., 40114 for TAO above, vs. 42307  
> currently), and that browsing through the ontology tree doesn’t  
> update the URL.
> Thanks for your help,
> Wasila Dahdul
> Phenoscape Project
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