Way to mimic user/pass browser popup?

Monte Goulding monte at sweattechnologies.com
Sun Nov 3 21:55:01 EST 2002


Try http://username:password@myurl.com


> -----Original Message-----
> From: use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com
> [mailto:use-revolution-admin at lists.runrev.com]On Behalf Of
> RGould8 at aol.com
> Sent: Monday, 4 November 2002 1:09 PM
> To: use-revolution at lists.runrev.com
> Subject: Way to mimic user/pass browser popup?
> I've hit a serious roadblock, and would appreciate any advice:
> I've written a Revolution app that configures a DSL modem.  This
> DSL modem
> contains a web-server with configuration data that gets passed
> from it.  I
> have successfully used Revolution to get and pass data back and
> forth to the
> modem to make/drop connections, request info about the unit, etc.
>  I've been
> able to test the success of the software I've written by going
> into IE and
> typing the IP address of the DSL router and going to various URLs on the
> pages hosted in the hardware.
> I was 99% complete until the client surprised me with a new feature - - -
> admin login access.  Without it, I cannot access any data from the router.
> The good news is, if I go into IE and go to the "getmodeminfo" URL, I get
> prompted (via an IE popup) to enter the admin userid and password
> and join a
> realm.  After I enter it in IE, I am able to continue browsing the
> configuration pages within the DSL modem.  IE is just for testing, we are
> using Revolution for the actual software.
> The bad news is, if I go to the exact same URL in Revolution
> (using the put
> URL URLvar into x call), I do not get a userid/password popup.
> Without this
> popup, or a means of mimicing what IE is doing when it displays
> the popup and
> passes it back to the server, I'm sunk.  My problem is that I
> don't really
> know what causes a web-browser to display a login prompt, and
> even if I did,
> I wouldn't know the http protocols for passing the data back.  I
> did notice
> that Revolution offers a great means of creating custom HTTP headers, if
> that's of any help.
> Any http gurus on the list who could be of help?  I'm authoring
> this for Mac
> OS 8/9 and X.
> - Rob
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