The “beaconinfo.cgi” server application serves tw main functions
querytype(optional) it will return information about the matched identifiers from the collection(s) selected through
The counts for the collections (
biosamples etc.) of the different
datasets are retrieved from the daily updated
For the non-parametrized call of the application, just the basic information including variant counts is returned.
If the request contains an “ontologies” or “details” keyword, information about the existing ontologies are provided, per dataset.
TODO: This may either be deprecated (since an alternative exists in
or be specified more clearly in the future, depending also on the development
of the Beacon “filters” concept.