1.3 Alternate Output Formats

This chapter showed the default HTML format, which is obviously best for viewing in a web browser. But what if you wanted to parse the output or store it in a database? HTML is not the best format for these choices. The NCBI also supports Plain Text, eXtensible Markup Language (XML), and ASN.1 formats. To see these different formats, just scroll back to the top of the report, choose another format under the Format option, and then resubmit using the Format! button. You can try this for all the formats, and then just hit the browser Back button to return to the HTML formatted page.