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1/17/2010 9:45:37 AM
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Login page main navigation MIA

I notice on my site admin login pages the main navigation disappears from the login page itself. I remember this was by design on the 404 error page and Joe graciously added a switch to display/hide the nav for 404 page.

My preference is to always display the site template as intended (with the nav) so the layout doesn't look broken to users (or admins).

So my question is: are my skins possibly broken in some way or is hiding the nav on login pages by design? If it's by design, is there already a setting somewhere turn the nav on? Thoughts? Thanks!

1/17/2010 10:37:04 AM
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Adding this to your user.config should do it.

<add key="HideMenusOnLoginPage" value="false" />

1/17/2010 10:52:16 AM
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This worked, thanks. But....

Here's something stange. If I go to this URL the navigation doesn't show:
http://www.yourdomain.com/Secure/Login.aspx

But if I go to this URL is does show up:
http://www.yourdomain.com/secure/login.aspx

It's case sensitive? The default Mojo behavior uses the caps, which makes this glitch more of an issue.

1/17/2010 11:19:15 AM
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Re: Login page main navigation MIA

I notice that also. A cursory dig through the code doesn't show anything obvious. Maybe Joe or someone more familiar with the code and take this one on.

1/18/2010 7:34:22 AM
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Re: Login page main navigation MIA

Hi Guys,

On windows, I cannot produce any difference in behavior of the page based on the case of the url. If I configure it to show the menu, it shows the menu in both cases http://locahost/Secure/Login.aspx and http://locahost/secure/login.aspx

Urls are not case sensitive on Windows because the file system is not case sensitive, but file names and urls are case sensitive on Unix and Linux, so on linux, http://localhost/secure/login.aspx would result in a 404 page not found error.

Best,

Joe

1/18/2010 8:34:58 AM
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Re: Login page main navigation MIA

That's what I would've thought as well. But I'm on Windows. XP w/Visual Studio 2008 sp1 and using the VS web server. I would not think that the URL case would make any difference, but that is what's happening.

Just did a quick test and I'm also seeing this behavior on my Windows 2K3 server with IIS6. I could not guess why case should matter in this environment. I will try and do some digging into it.

John

1/18/2010 9:23:39 AM
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I can verify the issue on 2 different Win2003 servers and a bunch of Mojo sites. It seems odd to me as well that the url case would have that kind of impact.

I've seen this before in .NET. While the URL works fine either way, is .NET / C# looking at the URL in some way to determine to display the nav or not?

1/18/2010 9:28:06 AM
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Are you sure it is not a browser cache issue? Does the problem persist if you clear the browser cache?

Are you using the latest version?

I do not see how it is possible for the case of the url to affect it on windows, the same code is executed if the same page is served and the same page is served regardless of the case of the url on windows.

Best,

Joe

1/18/2010 9:32:11 AM
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It is not based on the url at all. The Login page has this code:

if (WebConfigSettings.HideMenusOnLoginPage) { SuppressAllMenus(); }

That same code will execute regardless of the case of the url.

Best,

Joe

1/18/2010 9:57:01 AM
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Yes, latest version (2.3.3.4). Here's an example from my second server. Notice the red nav bar way at the top:

Doesn't show:
http://www.lakeshoremedicalclinics.com/Secure/Login.aspx

Does show:
http://www.lakeshoremedicalclinics.com/secure/login.aspx

1/18/2010 9:59:17 AM
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I'm equally dumbfounded. This makes no sense. But I did a little more testing looking at the page on both sides of our proxy server (just in case) and I'm seeing it on IE, FF and Chrome. I cleared caches and did all that stuff. But it appears to only matter for the word "Login". If I change the folder name from "Secure" to "secure", it still works. But as soon as you lowercase the L then the menu disappears. 

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