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From: Yaron Minsky <yminsky@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Re: Still problems with the main ocaml web page
For what it's worth, I just tried the site with ie 6.0.2800.1106, and
it works fine as far as I can tell.

Yaron


On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 06:19:49 -0800 (PST), Martin Sandin
<om_sandin@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Erik de Castro Lopo skrev:
> > On Wed, 30 Mar 2005 22:43:17 +1000
> > Erik de Castro Lopo <ocaml-erikd@mega-nerd.com>
> 
> <snip>
> 
> > which means that the server is OK and that the
> problem must be in my
> > browser.
> 
> Might be, might be. But it's a problem you share with
> each of the 3 Internet Explorer copies (ie 3 windows
> machines) I've tried to use to access the site. If the
> problem is specific to me, please tell me and ignore
> what I've written below.
> 
> The site works fine in Opera and Mozilla, and is a lot
> nicer than the old, but it doesn't work in IE. The
> fact that Windows isn't the no 1 priority of the OCaml
> team, or the community, is both obvious (witness the
> lack of 3.08.3 binaries for Windows) and
> understandable. But I am still surprised that it was
> even considered acceptable to release a site which
> entierly excludes the 80+% majority browser (figure is
> likely to be lower in the dev community, but no way
> less than 50%). I always thought OCaml at least wanted
> to grow, I sure do want it to, a popular language
> brings many desirable advantages, and that a new site
> would help in this regard (image is important, after
> all). But while the new site looks (and more
> importantly, works) better it can only be viewed by
> those who already know to look for substance over
> flash (gross generalization) and often prefer sparse
> sites. The young and impressionable ones will miss it
> entierly and the more market oriented ones will not be
> interested in something which looks practically dead
> (or completly oblivious to marketing, which is much
> the same). In what way this situation is to be
> considered an improvement in general, and for whom, I
> don't know.
> 
> I know you are all overworked and not web design
> people. I know promotion and popularity are fairly low
> priority items, which is part of the reason you've
> been able to bring us this extremly versatile
> language. But the now practical lack of a real web
> presence for OCaml denies the language, you, and us
> all, to even have a shot. I really prefer not to
> whine, and this post came out a whole lot more
> negative than I wished, but I want to use OCaml a lot
> more in the future. Thanks.
> 
> 
> Martin
> 
> 
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