Web EMBOSS is a "featured" WWW interface for EMBOSS, which provides personal work spaces alongside the server. It has been developed by Marc Colet (Belgian EMBnet Node) and Martin Sarachu (Argentinean EMBnet Node) who, very sadly, has passed away. Part of the early code was taken from Luke McCarty's "EMBOSS GUI". The layout of the pages is the work of the Web design company ZB22.
The main properties of wEMBOSS are :
wEMBOSS helps the user to manage rationally the input/output data of programs. They are stored permanently server-side in so-called "projects", which can be nested. A selector allows navigation from one project to another. One can readily re-view old results, copy data from one project to another, delete old data and use the data of a project within its different "subprojects".
wEMBOSS attaches a MIME label to some kinds of output data, which allows them to be "opened" automatically with an appropriate plug-in running on the users' PC. wEMBOSS also provides some additional "applets" (currently the Jalview sequence alignment viewer from the Geoff Barton group and the ATV phylogenetic tree viewer by Christian Zmasek).