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lynx-dev Re: Need Win32 Lynx with support for HTTPS URLs

From: Webmaster Jim
Subject: lynx-dev Re: Need Win32 Lynx with support for HTTPS URLs
Date: Tue, 12 Feb 2002 20:51:23 -0500

On Sat, Feb 09, 2002 at 06:30:47AM -0500, Thomas Dickey wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 09, 2002 at 12:16:21AM -0800, Doug Kaufman wrote:
> > On Sat, 9 Feb 2002, James Roberts wrote:
> > > Where can I get Lynx for Win32 that supports HTTPS URLs.
> > > I am running Windows 98 and have downloaded Lynx for WIN32 from 
> > > but this does not seem to support 
> > > HTTPS. Where else should I look?
> > I don't think you should spend much time looking. As far as I know there
> > is no publically available binary with https support for Win32. You can
> > build your own, using the Win32 compiler of your choice. I have built
> > it using the free Cygwin compiler, but don't have personal experience
> > with the other Windows compilers. If you don't want to build it yourself
> You can also build it (using OpenSSL) with Visual C++ (5 or 6, I believe)
> though there is a caveat in OpenSSL's documentation which indicates it may not
> work.  I added a few lines to the top-level makefile.msc in 2.8.5dev.7, which
> can be uncommented and used for this purpose.

The version distributed via appears to contain https support:

$ lynx -version
Lynx Version 2.8.4rel.1 (17 Jul 2001)
libwww-FM 2.14, SSL-MM 1.4.1, OpenSSL 0.9.6b
Built on cygwin Aug  8 2001 09:50:20

Copyrights held by the University of Kansas, CERN, and other contributors.
Distributed under the GNU General Public License.
See and the online help for more information.

See for information about SSL for Lynx.
See for information about OpenSSL.

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The dew has clearly fallen with a particularly sickening thud
this morning.

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