[Biopython-dev] wiki problem

Brad Chapman chapmanb at arches.uga.edu
Mon May 7 21:05:05 EDT 2001

Hi Andrew!
Since no one who actually knows anything about the wiki setup
answered, I thought I would give it a shot based on what I know.

> I'm trying to add a new topic to the wiki and I found that
> I can't edit any pages.  I get:
> > Authorization Required
> > This server could not verify that you are authorized to access
> > the document requested. Either you supplied the wrong credentials
> > (e.g., bad password), or your browser doesn't understand how to
> > supply the credentials required.

Hmmm, I'm not sure how the authentication works, but is it possible
its implemented with cookies and you somehow got a cookie with the
wrong username and password? Or, maybe MSIE is trying to use the
annoying "automatic username and password" thing and giving the wiki
the wrong password? Just some guesses, I really don't know much about
it because I always use lynx, leading my too....
> I can go
> to the biopython.org machine and use lynx to get authorization,
> but usability under lynx is bad enough that I would rather fix
> this problem.

Actually, editing wiki pages using lynx can be really sweet once you
get it set up. Lynx can allow you to edit the page in a decent editor
(trying to use lynx's text boxes is madness). If you are doing it on
biopython.org, they have emacs there, and have X11-forwarding enabled
on ssh, so you could set emacs to your editor in your lynx
configuration (hit 'o' for options and then set the 'Editor' option to 
emacs), and then hit esc-e in a lynx test box to launch emacs to edit
the page. Anyways, just a thought -- at least this way you can get
stuff done without fighting with IE.

Hope this helps some,

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