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From: David MENTRE <david.mentre@g...>
Subject: Re: [Caml-list] Which development framework for web application in OCaml?

2006/6/30, Vincent Balat <>:
> I don't thing we can implement Ocsigen with CGI because our model is not "page
> based" (with Ocsigen, you program web site as a whole, like a usual caml
> program, you do not have a file for each URL).

Ok, thank you for the information. BTW, the font for code example on
the Tutorial page is very small, so small that it is hardly readable
(with Firefox 1.5 on Windows).

> We use our own web server to get more freedom than using Apache, and we are
> happy with it. We may plan to make an implementation based on fastcgi or an
> Apache module because a lot of users are asking this (mainly because they
> trust Apache)

Or because they want to use another web server (lighttpd) or beacuse
they want to integrate Ocsigen web site with another web site or
framework. People rarely start a web site from scratch.

> but I am not convinced that it has a lot of advantages ...

Apache is a very complex piece of software but with a lot of
capabilities, peer review and security updates. DIY-web-server just
can't match.

For me, being tied to your web server (or even Apache) is a very
strong disadvantage.

Best wishes,