Re: The Ocaml Link Database

From: Ian T Zimmerman (
Date: Sun Feb 14 1999 - 20:13:40 MET

Subject: Re: The Ocaml Link Database
From: Ian T Zimmerman <>
Date: 14 Feb 1999 11:13:40 -0800
In-Reply-To: Gerd Stolpmann's message of Sat, 13 Feb 1999 17:32:56 +0100

Gerd Stolpmann <> writes:

> I have already received feedback about the user interface of the
> database:
> - Is it ok to use frames for the UI? Of course, the current
> functionality is so simple that an interface without frames would be
> possible. Perhaps we should at least provide a frameless interface
> for queries only.

Definitely provide a frameless interface both for querying _and_ for
making entries. Here's one X-less enthusiastic Ocaml user.

> - Perhaps the entries should be arranged like a spreadsheet, and
> not as a list of items

I'd rather not, as w3 (which is what I use to access the Web) doesn't
do a good job of rendering tables, either. But, arguably, this is
simply a deficiency in my browser rather than a platform constraint :-(

Ian T Zimmerman                        <>
I came to the conclusion that what was wrong about the guillotine
was that the condemned man had no chance at all, absolutely none.
Albert Camus, _The Outsider_

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