strange safari behavior

i'm having some very strange behavior with safari on mac osx... using
restful routes in an app, trying to follow a link like


this works fine in firefox & safari when running locally. if i deploy
it to my remote server, firefox works but safari refuses to load the
page. in the safari 'activity' window, it just says 'error'

anyone ever had this happen?

turns out this was due to the .htaccess we have on the site... for
some reason safari is being sent "401 auth required" even after the
initial login.