Delighted to see the improvements in NetSurf's choices; well done!
Now that they include a Connection section, I've been able to test properly,
where I was groping in the semi-dark before. (Reported 17.3.06) I promised to
let you know how I got on.
There is indeed an issue here with proxies, in that NS can't cope with a
proxy server which requires individual logons, AFAICS. It isn't a problem
with handling the logon and password, because this will happen successfully
if "No Proxy" is set, provided the NS home page is set to the proxy's
address. Unfortunately, being a no-proxy connection of course, access is
limited to data held on the proxy itself; you can't go to addresses beyond
it on the 'real' internet, which defeats the point somewhat.
OTOH, if any of the 3 proxy types are set, the logon dialog is not presented,
and NS complains that a name and password must be supplied (in the
configuration, so it can't be done per user); Catch-22!
(If only one user and password is required, this can be done via the config
page. The problem arises when multiple users access the same proxy via the
same copy of NS)
It sounds as though this isn't a heavyweight programming issue, just a
matter of allowing the right combination of functions so that NS can supply
the logon dialog when a proxy connection is set.
Gary Locock, Network Manager, Bablake Junior School
Coundon Road, Coventry CV1 4AU
School Website: http://www.bablakejs.co.uk
Private mail: g a r y (at) l o c o c k . c o . u k
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