When using the Zope management interface, on Linux, Windows and Macintosh OS9 platforms, I am unable to bring up the 'directory' view in Zope frames, as I can with all other browsers. This is a show-stoper for me because it means I cant use Mozilla to manage my Zope. I suspect it is some kind of problem with authentication.This is also a problem with Netscape 6.x and it has been manifest for a long time. I was hoping that it would have been fixed with 1.0. If someone is working on fixing this, and needs an example Zope to verify the problem, I will set up an account for them on a Zope site I manage. I can be contacted at any time at 'email@example.com' Clearly, this is some kind of non-standard problem with authentication and I would very much like to see it solved. I am sure that it is also causing problems with some other web applications. Any non-standard behavior does somewhere. ***Thank you!*** Other than this problem, (and one other which I may also report) Mozilla rules.. Chris
According to this link, Mozilla insists on case-sensitivity when processing the string "Basic" with regards to authentication. http://lists.zope.org/pipermail/zope-mozilla/2000-June/000328.html The writer asserts that the string "Basic" should be handled to be case-insensitive, as specified in the RFC.
Here's the RFC. http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2617.txt The assertion of case-insensitivity is in section 1.2 1.2 Access Authentication Framework HTTP provides a simple challenge-response authentication mechanism that MAY be used by a server to challenge a client request and by a client to provide authentication information. It uses an extensible, case-insensitive token to identify the authentication scheme, followed by a comma-separated list of attribute-value pairs which carry the parameters necessary for achieving authentication via that scheme. auth-scheme = token auth-param = token "=" ( token | quoted-string )
->NEW ->component Networking: HTTP This looks like a dupe of Bug 42008, but that was fixed 2000-06-27 (a long time ago). Is this a regression?
If anybody wants screenshots of the behavior, I'd be glad to supply. I recently switched to Mac OS-X on my work computer, installing a fresh copy of Mozilla 1.1. Strangely, Mozilla's default behavior under OS-X was okay with the Zope management interface when first installed, but soon, without my changing practically any preferences, (except for setting up mozilla's email) it changed to the behavior I see on the other platforms. That may be a clue. It may simply be a bug in the way Mozilla handles authentication after it has been personalized in some way.. Or maybe it has something to do with cookies.. In any case, all the other browsers with different codebases (Netscape 4.7.9, Opera, Internet Exploiter) behave differently.. I will put a set of screenshots showing the problem up on http://www.ncafe.com/mozillaframeproblem If there is a simple fix, I would like to know it. chris at ncafe dot com
chris: are you still seeing this bug with mozilla 1.3b or any recent nightly build? thx!
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