Entirely indirect in relation to your problems and questions, some things you should know:
- It's relatively easy to keep multiple versions of K-Meleon at the same time without having them conflict with one another. Keeping each in their own folder, profiles and all. It's beyond the scope of this posting to explain how to do so and I don't have a link handy. Considering the amazing customization possibilities presented by K-Meleon, overwriting or deleting any prior installation is an atrocity.
- You can download previous official versions of K-Meleon, the accompanying release notes and bug fix texts may be relevant reading for you -- http://kmeleon.sourceforge.net/download.php
- You can update some of those older versions with the 'unofficial updaters', the most notable component being the Gecko rendering engine updates -- http://kmext.sourceforge.net/updater.htm
- The browser (K-Meleon, Firefox, Seamonkey, etc.) is the interface you see and interact with while the rendering engine (Gecko/GRE) is what renders or translates various webpage code into visible form (those browsers all share this same core Gecko Rendering Engine). As time progesses webpages use new code that requires new rendering engines, thus the need for updates, and Win9x machines are now mostly doomed to using the old tech indefinitely.
- I cannot address Win95 and SSL but I'll add THIS
thread to the one one mentioned in the previous posting. They seem to best apply to your situation.
- A Win95 user may find very useful help at http://www.msfn.org/board/forum/8-windows-959898seme
- Opera may be a useful alternative to K-Meleon for Win95/98, though it is unclear which versions are best used for which operating systems and particuilar hardware limitations. Generally speaking Opera requires better hardware to run smoothly and as far as I'm concerned K-Meleon (1.5.3 / 1.5.4) is the only real choice for my Win98 pc.