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Re: information access at chicago transit authority

From: Chris Maden <crism@oreilly.com>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 1998 12:09:58 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <199811241709.MAA20937@ruby.ora.com>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
[Jamal Mazrui]
> I'm fairly sure Kelly Pierce is using Lynx 2.8.
> I also thought it supported SSL connections, but when my ISP
> (Smartnet) upgraded to this version, I discovered SSL support is
> lacking.  Perhaps there is some configuration setting to turn it
> on -- if so, I'd like to know about it.

Lynx *can* use SSL, but doesn't in the default distribution.  Because
SSL can not be exported under the US's bizarre encryption laws, SSL-
enabled Lynx couldn't be placed on a public FTP server.

There are places where you can request SSL patches for Lynx (start at
<URL:http://lynx.browser.org/>), but you then have to compile Lynx
yourself.  I had some trouble doing this with Lynx 2.8.

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