[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx and https,

From: russellbell
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] lynx and https,
Date: Mon, 23 Oct 2017 07:42:01 -0600

        Tim Chase: 'Does Lynx respect HSTS (hypertext strict transport
security) such that, if a site says it will always be HTTPS, lynx will
redirect any encountered HTTP to the corresponding HTTPS URL?'
        Thomas Dickey: 'no, it doesn't (patches welcome...)'

        Hmmmm...  When I access a website that insists on https with
http lynx tries http then, if that fails, silently tries https; I can
see the evidence in the log.  I notice the problem when I use snarf,
which doesn't support https: many sites still support http and honor
the access, others don't and snarf fails; if I use 'lynx -source'
instead it works (usually - on some sites it doesn't).
        How's HSTS different?

russell bell

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]