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From Brian Atkins <>
Subject Re: IE 3.02 / frames / authentication
Date Tue, 23 Dec 1997 18:14:55 GMT
This is a known bug with IE3.x

Michael Smith wrote:
> I'm experiencing all sorts of weird problems with IE 3.02 and frames
> with authentication.  When the frameset and some of the frames
> themselves require authentication I get a mixture of multiple prompting
> and authentication failure errors.  I've been trying to specify exactly
> what is going on, but I have not been able to engineer a page where some
> of the errors are 100% reproducable.  However if you go to:
> click on the "stationery" button, and use the java menu (select the
> subselections) to select different frames on the right, you *should* get
> prompted for username / password every now-and-then.  This doesn't
> happen with IE 4 or Netscape.  (Sorry this web server isn't running a
> proper web server; it will be soon!).
> I have also seen the problem in another area with a proper web server,
> but the errors here seem to be reliable :)  I also seem to get some
> possible timeout dependent errors.  Hmmpfh!
> Mike

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