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[bioontology-support] Website behaviour if a URL doesn't exist

Allyson Lister allyson.lister at oerc.ox.ac.uk
Wed May 18 14:46:12 PDT 2016


Great, thanks for the update!

Thanks again,
Allyson :)

On Wed, 18 May 2016 at 20:53 Jennifer Leigh Vendetti <vendetti at stanford.edu>
wrote:

> Hi Allyson,
>
> This issue will be fixed in our next release, i.e., BioPortal will
> correctly send a 404 status code for page not found errors.
>
> Our next release is tentatively scheduled for the first or second week in
> June.
>
> Best,
> Jennifer
>
>
>
> On May 17, 2016, at 11:13 AM, Allyson Lister <allyson.lister at oerc.ox.ac.uk>
> wrote:
>
> Thanks, will remind my colleague about the 404. It's basically just to
> perform regular checks of our existing links to your resource. So, any
> given ontology record in BioSharing might have a related link in BioPortal.
> We just want to do a monthly check to see if that URL provided in the link
> is still valid.
>
> thanks :) Allyson
>
> On Tue, 17 May 2016 at 18:38 Michael Dorf <mdorf at stanford.edu> wrote:
>
>> Hi Allyson,
>>
>> We do have this issue entered into our bug tracking system, and we do
>> plan to address it at some point. It just hasn't come up to the top of our
>> priority queue yet. Just curious, what is the purpose of your "automated
>> checking" of an ontology URL in BioPortal? Generally speaking, when a
>> process is perceived as "automated", it should be directed to our REST API
>> services, which have a much more consistent validation and HTTP response
>> codes. This same non-existent ontology call does return a 404 from our REST
>> API:
>>
>> http://data.bioontology.org/ontologies/banana
>>
>> Thank you for checking with us!
>>
>> Michael
>>
>>
>> On May 17, 2016, at 02:51, Allyson Lister <allyson.lister at oerc.ox.ac.uk>
>> wrote:
>>
>> Hi everyone,
>>
>> Just wondering about this ticket please? Would be great to know if it's
>> something that isn't planned, or if it might be in the works.
>>
>> thanks, Allyson
>>
>> On Tue, 19 Apr 2016 at 14:37 Allyson Lister <allyson.lister at oerc.ox.ac.uk>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Hi all,
>>>
>>> Our team has noticed that your website gives a 200 error rather than a
>>> 404 error if a particular BioPortal URL doesn't exist, e.g.
>>> http://bioportal.bioontology.org/ontologies/banana
>>>
>>> This makes automated checking a bit difficult as the page will have to
>>> be scraped.
>>>
>>> Would it be possible to provide a 404 if an ontology isn't found?
>>>
>>> Thanks :) Allyson
>>>
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