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Deprecating Bio.Ndb as the website this parsed has been redesigned.

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peterjc committed Oct 29, 2008
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  1. +8 −2 Bio/Ndb/
  2. +4 −0 DEPRECATED
@@ -4,9 +4,12 @@
# as part of this package.
-This module provides code to work with html files from NDB.
+This module provided code to parse HTML files from NDB (DEPRECATED).
+This module provides an HTML parser designed for the NDB website
+ as it was circa 2002. The site has since
+been redesigned, breaking the parser. Bio.Ndb is therefore deprecated,
+and will be removed in a future release of Biopython.
Record Holds NDB sequence data.
@@ -16,6 +19,9 @@
sections and the handling of tags varies depending on the section.
Citations have their own state machine.
+import warnings
+warnings.warn("Bio.Ndb has been deprecated as the NDB website it used to"\
+ " parse has been redesigned.", DeprecationWarning)
from types import *
import string
@@ -18,6 +18,10 @@ Bio.Transcribe and Bio.Translate
Declared obsolete in Release 1.49.
Please use the methods or functions in Bio.Seq instead.
+Deprecated in Release 1.49, as the website this parsed has been redesigned.
Declared obsolete in Release 1.48, deprecated in Release 1.49.

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