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From "Boyle Owen" <Owen.Bo...@swx.com>
Subject RE: [users@httpd] Re: auth prob with netscape browsers
Date Wed, 18 Sep 2002 13:56:59 GMT
That's kind of what I understood from your first post but it's important to confirm...

It still looks like a browser-side problem. You realise, of course, that when you send a page
with lots of <img src> tags in it, the browser then make lots of requests - one per
image. It is on these requests that you getting all the authentication pop-ups. The browser
is supposed to remember when it requests a resource from a protected directory and is supposed
to use the username and password again. I don't know why it's forgetting... Possibly because
it is not associating the authentication with a specific URL since the URL comes from <img
src> and not from an href.

Re-arranging your site might work - put the CGI dir and the image dir under a single dir and
put password protection on this? The nyou wil authenticate on a real HTML page and the browser
should remember it when it tries to get a file from the image subdirectory.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: taddd@softhome.net [mailto:taddd@softhome.net]
>Sent: Mittwoch, 18. September 2002 15:44
>To: users@httpd.apache.org
>Subject: [users@httpd] Re: auth prob with netscape browsers
>
>
>
>sorry, I can be more specific here.
>I am using rrdcgi (part of rrdtool)
>http://people.ee.ethz.ch/~oetiker/webtools/rrdtool/rrdcgi.html
>The cgi script creates the gifs on the fly and dumps them in a seperate
>html directory which contains the .htaccess file.
>The cgi script then parses the html page to the client browser
>which reads the gifs from the html dir, its here that Netscape
>browsers seem to prompt for a password for every gif:-( 
>
>hope this helps 
>
>thanks
>Steve 
>
>Boyle Owen writes:
>> Normally, I'd just say that this was a browser problem - but 
>this business with the CGI sounds odd. What exactly do you 
>mean by "creates and displays" - the CGI makes the images, but 
>how does it "display" them? Do you mean that it makes a new 
>page with <img src> tags pointing to the created images? 
>> 
>>>-----Original Message-----
>>>From: taddd@softhome.net [mailto:taddd@softhome.net]
>>>Sent: Mittwoch, 18. September 2002 12:59
>>>To: users@httpd.apache.org
>>>Subject: [users@httpd] auth prob with netscape browsers 
>>>
>>> 
>>>
>>>Hi,  
>>>
>>>I am having htaccess problems using apache and linux netscape
>>>browsers (ver 4 and 6)  
>>>
>>>I am using a cgi script within the cgi-bin that creates and 
>displays 10
>>>gif's in an html directory that is .htaccess password protected.
>>>Every browser apart from netscape works fine with this (asking once
>>> for a password and then displaying all the gifs.  
>>>
>>>My problem is that Netscape browsers prompt for a password for every
>>>gif within the html directory:-(  
>>>
>>>ive search the archives, searched google and am now at a loss.  
>>>
>>>please help me !!  
>>>
>>>thanks
>>>Steve 
>>>
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