Re[Rails] stful_authentication, Internet Explorer, and unwanted http basic dialog

I'm glad I found your post Joshua - it saved me quite a bit of time!

To get this to work for me however (IE6), I had to ditch the ||= and do
straight assignment:

request.format = :html if request.env['HTTP_USER_AGENT'] =~ /msie/i

Joshua Doss wrote:

Too funny, I also run into this problem this week. Only IE7 is crapping
out.

I solved this problem by overwriting the access_denied method, by
removing the http_basic_auth option which I don't use.