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    IE Won't display default error page

    I have a php script I wrote using IP based authentication. I have code that looks like this:

    PHP Code:
    if ($_SERVER['REMOTE_ADDR'] != '') {
    header("HTTP/1.0 403 Forbidden");

    The problem is all I get is a blank page if i access it on a remote machine, well on IE atleast. I haven't tried from another browser.

    What does it take to get IE to show its default 403 error page? I do not want to create a custom error page, the default browser one will work just fine....if i get get it to show.

    On second thought I think I identified the problem, a look at the page source reveals there is output

    <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
    <META content="text/html; charset=windows-1252" http-equiv=Content-Type></HEAD>
    So I think the browser is considering that a custom error page and thus not thowing its own. How can I prevent the boilerplate html from being sent?
    Last edited by RyanB88; 07-14-2012 at 05:43 AM.

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    use this instead

    PHP Code:
    header("HTTP/1.0 403 Forbidden"); 
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