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[resolved] 403 error for IE8 attempting to access local font-awesome .eot file (6 posts)

  1. Trebord
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello, and thank you for your plugin.

    With Bulletproof Mode enabled for Root Folder .htaccess, I have the following problem:

    My pagelines installation includes the font-awesome collection, which lives at .../wp-content/themes/pagelines/fonts/fontawesome-webfont.eot (also, same file .svg, .ttf, and .woff). If I employ this font on my site, when IE8 attemmpts to call "fontawesome-webfont.eot", a 403 error is generated (according to my testing at webpagetest.org), and the font does not appear properly. This problem only exhibits with IE8, and only when Bulletproof Mode is enabled for my Root Folder. No error is generated in the BP Plugin Security Log.

    Is there a change I could make in my root .htaccess file that would properly allow this file to be called by IE8?

    Thanks in advance.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/bulletproof-security/

  2. AITpro
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    403 Errors are an Internet Standard HTTP Status Response Code. 403 Errors are not exclusive to BPS. BPS does have any htaccess code that would do anything differently for the old IE8 Browser version or any Browser for that matter since the BPS .htaccess code does not do anything at the Browser level and has htaccess code that affects Server config level stuff.

    Font and CSS level stuff would be done/changed in your Theme's Stylesheet or your Theme's header.php file.

    You would use IE hacks/webkits in your stylesheet or in your header file you would use a conditional comment.

    <!--[if IE 8]>
    <p>Welcome to Internet Explorer 8.</p>
    <![endif]-->

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms537512%28v=vs.85%29.aspx
    http://stackoverflow.com/questions/5635829/ie8-css-hack-best-method

  3. AITpro
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    resolving

  4. Trebord
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Ok, thanks for your help - and the pointers. Much appreciated.

  5. skamaria
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I know that this has been marked resolved but I thought I would mention that I am having this same exact problem and it occurs regardless of which theme I am using.

  6. AITpro
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    This is not directly related to BPS and is a IE Browser or other font issue.

    BPS does have any htaccess code that would do anything differently for the old IE8 Browser version or any Browser for that matter since the BPS .htaccess code does not do anything at the Browser level and has htaccess code that affects Server config level stuff.

    Font and CSS level stuff would be done/changed in your Theme's Stylesheet or your Theme's header.php file.

    You would use IE hacks/webkits in your stylesheet or in your header file you would use a conditional comment.

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