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RE: Jigsaw and SSL

From: Ingmar Krusch <nacht@novedia.de>
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 13:52:19 +0200
To: <Benoit.Mahe@sophia.inria.fr>
Cc: "Jigsaw Mailingliste" <www-jigsaw@w3.org>
Message-ID: <001f01bef85e$45aa5e40$122aa8c0@eagle.novedia.de>
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Hi Benoit

> > The FAQ (http://www.w3.org/Jigsaw/Doc/FAQ.html#ssl) implies that
> > the W3 distribution of Jigsaw does NOT include SSL. SLL is also
> > nowhere mentioned in connection with jigsaw on their site
> > (release notes, activities etc.) supporting this. Is this
> > correct? Does the W3 distribution lack SSL?
>
> Yes, the W3C distributiuon does not include a SSL module.

This is really too bad, our customer trusts the W3, but dislikes 3rd
party developers in this regard.

> > There is a SLL module for Jigsaw by a 3rd party (IAIK Jigsaw-SSL,
> > http://jcewww.iaik.tu-graz.ac.at/Jigsaw/jigsaw.htm), a public
> > domain software (great) in beta stage (crap). Are there other SSL
> > modules available? Preferrably public domain/gnu and not
> > beta/alpha.
>
> I think it's the only one, but it's a good one :) The Jigsaw SSL
> from IAIK is based on the latest Jigsaw releases (2.0.3 and 2.1.0).

The SSL Release I just downloaded yesterday from IAIK is based on
Jigsaw 2.0.1 and not 2.1.0. Actually the main problem is the public
domain nature of the software an the fact that they distribute the
SSL part as a complete package with Jigsaw and not just as a module
you can install with the original Jigsaw.

This sort of disqualifies the SSL thing for us, since we need to port
Jigsaw to our customers platform.

What about future releases of the W3 Jigsaw? Is SSL support a midterm
goal?

Again, thanx for your help



Ingmar

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