i wanted to make a customized error message for a password protected directory on my site. i followed the instructions here: https://panel.dreamhost.com/kbase/index.cgi?area=961 .
when i tested it twice. when i put in the wrong username and password the login prompt just kept showing up. i tried this three or four times.
the second test was to cancel the login (which the page says should also generate an error page). when i cancelled it the login popup disappeared and i stayed on the page i was on. no error page showed up.
any ideas? the error message is called failed_auth.html and is located in my main site directory. should i put it in the directory that is specifically password protected?