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From "Steve Ochani" <ocha...@ncc.edu>
Subject RE: User Authentication - IE doesn't recognize mime type (pdf,xls)of files in protected directory
Date Wed, 25 Jun 2008 19:13:08 GMT
On 25 Jun 2008 at 13:45, Ed Marshall wrote:

Date sent:      	Wed, 25 Jun 2008 13:45:42 -0500
From:           	Ed Marshall <emarshall@Cherrycorp.com>
Subject:        	RE: User Authentication - IE doesn't recognize mime type (pdf,xls)of
	files in protected directory
To:             	Tomcat Users List <users@tomcat.apache.org>
Send reply to:  	Tomcat Users List <users@tomcat.apache.org>

> Thanks so much Chuck.  Eliminating the no-cache headers did the
> job.
> 
> An interesting footnote: Adding the following line to Context.xml
> within
> META-INF worked as expected.
>      <Valve
> className="org.apache.catalina.authenticator.FormAuthenticator"
> disableProxyCaching="false" />
> 
> However, when I copy the same code from META-INF/Context.xml to
> conf/server.xml (of course adding docBase and path) and then
> delete
> META-INF/Context.xml, the "Valve" has no affect on the Headers.  
> 
> I expected the results to have been the same.  Just curious.
> 

Did you restart tomcat?


BTW if using Tomcat 5 or 6 it isn't recommended to put context info into server.xml

http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-6.0-doc/config/printer/context.html

http://tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-5.5-doc/config/context.html



-Steve O.






> Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction!
> Ed
> 
>   
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Caldarale, Charles R [mailto:Chuck.Caldarale@unisys.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, June 24, 2008 6:47 PM
> To: Tomcat Users List
> Subject: RE: User Authentication - IE doesn't recognize mime type
> (pdf,xls)of files in protected directory
> 
> > From: Ed Marshall [mailto:emarshall@Cherrycorp.com]
> > Subject: RE: User Authentication - IE doesn't recognize mime
> > type (pdf,xls)of files in protected directory
> >
> > But when I'm already logged in, IE will never display the pdf.
> > So it seems that Tomcat is behaving differently in each case.
> 
> It's not Tomcat - it's Microsoft's less than brilliant
> interpretation of
> the HTTP RFC, coupled with IE's erratic implementation.  You need to
> get
> rid of the no-cache headers; this should let IE open the file in
> situ.
> 
>  - Chuck
> 
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