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Re: [Lynx-dev] TLS-"transport layer security" & LYNX

From: David Woolley
Subject: Re: [Lynx-dev] TLS-"transport layer security" & LYNX
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2018 09:14:25 +0100
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On 24/07/18 01:31, Mouse wrote:
Actually, in my case, it's the fault of webservers that refuse to serve
anything over HTTP except a redirect to HTTPS.  I neither have nor want
HTTPS support.

They are just following an industry trend orchestrated by Google. In particular, having a non-HTTPS site will result in appearing a long way down the Google search results. Most sites are either their to sell something, or to sell people to advertisers, so they want a good google ranking.

Even when the contents is the primary reason for the site, hosting costs have to be paid, and that is often done by advertising.

It's difficult to get a good explanation for the policy, but my guess is that is the number of people accessing from mobile devices using public hot spots.

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