[thelist] Paradoxical CSS Include

Hershel Robinson hershelr at netvision.net.il
Tue Jun 8 05:38:27 CDT 2004

We have customized several of our IIS error pages and they all have now:

<link rel="StyleSheet" href="/pages/errors.css" type="text/css" />

They seem to work just fine (and look lovely) except for 403-4. This error
is "SSL Required" meaning that the user has attempted to access the server
via http instead of https. This error page comes into the browser without
the CSS styling.

Now I think that this is only to be expected as a 403-4 error means that the
visitor has NOT been granted access to the server--instead he is being
delivered a special HTML error page. Upon reception of such, his browser is
now requesting a CSS file, another file from the server! Of course he won't
get it--he is not being granted access to the server.

Perhaps someone can confirm for me this idea and if so, we will embed the
CSS for this page.


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