More farting about with browsers. Got Links working with SSL and graphics on my Mac. To do so, install XQuartz, libpng and OpenSSL through homebrew. Then set the following flags:
set -gx LDFLAGS "-Lemail@example.com/lib"
set -gx CPPFLAGS "-Ifirstname.lastname@example.org/include"
./configure --x-includes=/usr/X11/include --x-libraries=/usr/X11/lib/ --enable-graphics --with-ssl
sudo make install