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Re: Username and password required to view images in press release

From: Paul Waring <paul@xk7.net>
Date: Wed, 30 Jul 2008 14:51:57 +0100
To: "Ian B. Jacobs" <ij@w3.org>
Cc: site-comments@w3.org
Message-ID: <20080730135156.GE22353@telos.xk7.net>

On Wed, Jul 30, 2008 at 08:46:37AM -0500, Ian B. Jacobs wrote:
> On Tue, 2008-07-29 at 19:27 +0100, Paul Waring wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > I'm trying to load the W3C press release "W3C Standards Make Mobile Web
> > Experience More Inviting"[1], but when I access the page I'm prompted
> > for a username/password (which I don't have). It looks as if one of the
> > images is being loaded from an area which is password-protected, because
> > if I cancel the prompt I can still read the rest of the press release.
> > 
> > This error seems to occur on translations of the press release too (I
> > tried the French one too just to make sure) and in Firefox and Safari,
> > so I don't think it's a browser issue. I'm sure this can't be an
> > intended effect - it would be a bit odd to say the least to have a press
> > release with parts that can't be read by the public.
> 
> Hi Paul,
> 
> Thanks for the heads-up. All the resources seem to be public to me.
> Would you mind checking again? I wonder if there are mirroring issues.

Checking again from a different location doesn't give any errors, and
the image on the right loads now, so perhaps it was a mirroring problem.

Cheers,

Paul


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