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Re: [Lynx-dev] LYNX & BOOKSHARE

From: Karen Lewellen
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] LYNX & BOOKSHARE
Date: Wed, 24 Dec 2014 10:55:49 -0500 (EST)

Please share what lynx you are using. Bookshare must, and will be reminded that wacg 2.0 requires them to insure open doors for all current, not popular or modern, but current browsers. Many people use lynx for bookshare, so, assuming the situation is not really tied to lynx edition? I am happy to help get this fixed. As I said, I have an open ticket already.

On Wed, 24 Dec 2014, Zephaniah E. Loss-Cutler-Hull wrote:

On 12/23/2014 09:57 PM, Shel Talmy wrote:
I've been with BOOKSHARE since inception, am using what I believe to
be the latest version of LYNX, 2.8.7 that has SSL support and which
I've used successfully for BOOKSHARE and all other sites who have
implemented SSL.

Today's call to BOOKSHARE's tech, told me they've overhauled SSL to
improve security and have updated access to "all" popular browsers a
la Firefox etc., but not to LYNX, which had me repeating entries and
never showed my account when it allegedly logged me in.  The tech
steered me to the link for "my bookshare" and that did reveal my
account, and the tech said the login procedure would 'work' with
differences which I haven't explored yet.  And he said as LYNX was not
in the loop of updates, that it might be prudent to email them as I
did and see if they were aware of the BOOKSHARE changes.

So was hoping a LYNX programmer would look into the 'problem' and and
get LYNX back to where it was, as now searches do not produce results
as they previously did and I won't bore you by being specific.

Bottom line is IMO, LYNX as used with BOOKSHARE could use an
examination by a programmer, and maybe a chat with one of BOOKSHARE's

If there's a newer version of LYNX that addresses these problems, I'd
appreciate info on it so I can update.

The problem is not with lynk.

Looking at the list of supported ciphers by bookshare, they now only
support TLS 1.0 and above, and explicitly do not support SSL v3.0.

This is not a horribly surprising move, and at least the build of lynx
provided by Debian in sid is compiled against a version of gnutls new
enough to support it without issue.

If your lynx is unable to connect to sites that no longer support SSL
v3, can you provide some details on your system, that is, operation
system, distribution, version of the distribution, version of lynx,
perhaps the output of 'ldd `which lynx`', (note the backticks in there,
don't include the single quotes)?

Zephaniah E. Loss-Cutler-Hull.


Shel Talmy

On Tue, 23 Dec 2014, Karen Lewellen wrote:

As I shared I use bookshare with lynx, and ssl almost daily if not
every other day...used it this morning in fact.
what edition of lynx are you running?

On Wed, 24 Dec 2014, Thorsten Glaser wrote:

Shel Talmy dixit:

Hi, to whom is concerned with updating, just recently "BOOKSHARE"
the books for
the blind distrib org ( changed accessibility to
"SSL" so that
trying to access it from LYNX is now problematical.

You just need a version of Lynx with SSL support.

"How can you ban language, words? How're words offensive? And why
should I
have to tolerate YOUR interpretation? I'm the one using the word.
ASK me how
I'm using it, don't TELL me. And if you don't like the way I'm using
it, so
what? It's my right. It's my freedom of expression. Without that, we're
nothing but slaves."        -- Johnny Rotten

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