Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Re: I Hate Web Folders

I ran into this problem just yesterday. Instead of configuring the server to work around XP's stupidity, I stumbled across a way to "trick" XP into doing the right thing by including the port number in the URL. So, instead of entering http://family-site.com/share as the address, I would enter http://family-site.com:80/share.

I don't know why it works but it does. At least it started working for me once I did that.

Comment on I Hate Web Folders
by Jason Diamond

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Hey Jason, I just love you. I was trying around for hours - and your trick did it. Thanks a lot. I wonder whether it has to do with accessing a samba share on the same server at the same time? .r.
# anonymous

Just to echo the last anonymous sentiment. Thanks a bunch. I've been pratting about for hours trying to get XP to behave and the port number thing fixed it a trick. Probably works as the full format of a URI includes username, password and port number in the same string, so putting the port number in completes all the values passed to the server?
# Grant Walters

Thank You!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Why is Microsoft torturing us? I have been working on this for hours until I came across your page.

Thanks!

Donna

# Donna