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Re: nn6?

From: Bert Driehuis <driehuis@playbeing.org>
Date: Sun, 26 Nov 2000 20:20:43 -0500 (EST)
To: JohnTNYC <johntnyc@yahoo.com>
Cc: www-validator@w3.org, tim booker <timbooker@btinternet.com>
Message-ID: <Pine.BSI.4.21.0011270209410.12153-100000@c1111.nl.compuware.com>
On Sun, 26 Nov 2000, JohnTNYC wrote:

> I checked telnet from my end, too (from a Win98SE box, at the moment) and I
> get a 401 error on both root and index.shtml, both HTTP/1.0 and HTTP1.1 and
> both accept */* and text/html:

> It would seem to be a configuration problem on the server.  As for why it
> works in IE and not Netscape 6 under Win2K... I'm at a loss.  Anyone else
> care to take a stab?

Lemme guess... The site wants to do some customisation based on browser
version, and punts if it doesn't recognise it. Such behavior by some
sites is what made Microsoft do the repugnant move of setting its user
agent to "Mozilla 4.0 (compatible; MSIE[...]".

Hmmm, just checked my own hypothesis and no, that doesn't seem to be
it... But something is checking headers that should probably not be


					-- Bert

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