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effie c
31-07-2009, 03:07 PM

This is a first for me---
My home page is xtrayahoo, and I use either Firefox or Internet Explorer to read my daily news
Just now I was told "you don't have permission to visit this URL site, please check for proper spelling etc" yet it is the same news format settings that I have had all along
I fired up the alternative browser and yahooxtra did the same--
yet I can go to New Zealand Herald,click on the same murder conviction story and I am away as normal
All the other listed news in either browser open as normal, but go back to what is exactly the same type of news-- not permitted
How do I get past this please?

effie c

31-07-2009, 04:10 PM
No idea.
Google Yahoo and go via a click, see if it opens OK, maybe the link is just corrupt.

effie c
31-07-2009, 04:32 PM
Hi Pctech,
Good answer- enclosed below is a part of the search page- three pages of near gobbledegook to an old codger like me
I don't think I can use another computer looking for IP etc as theysuggest
I will just take my bed and walk away

cHTTP Error 403 - Forbidden


The Web server (running the Web site) thinks that the HTTP data stream sent by the client (e.g. your Web browser or our CheckUpDown robot) was correct, but access to the resource identified by the URL is forbidden for some reason.

This indicates a fundamental access problem, which may be difficult to resolve because the HTTP protocol allows the Web server to give this response without providing any reason at all. So the 403 error is equivalent to a blanket 'NO' by the Web server - with no further discussion allowed.

By far the most common reason for this error is that directory browsing is forbidden for the Web site. Most Web sites want you to navigate using the URLs in the Web pages for that site. They do not often allow you to browse the file directory structure of the site. For example try the following URL (then hit the 'Back' button in your browser to return to this page):

This URL should fail with a 403 error saying "Forbidden: You don't have permission to access /accounts/grpb/B1394343/ on this server". This is because our CheckUpDown Web site deliberately does not want you to browse directories - you have to navigate from one specific Web page to another using the hyperlinks in those Web pages. This is true for most Web sites on the Internet - their Web server has "Allow directory browsing" set OFF.

403 errors in the HTTP cycle

Speedy Gonzales
31-07-2009, 04:42 PM
Probably their problem, not much you can do about it, till they fix it