Access to IE password-protected directory by form?

I've recently discovered that IE has for some time now disallowed use of the "user:password@site.com" URL syntax for logging in to a password-protected directory.

That said, is there any remaining way to create a link or login form that will enable access to a .htaccess-protected directory -- bypassing the default username/password popup -- from a Web page on Windows Internet Explorer?
Jonathan GreenbergAsked:
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johnb6767Commented:
Internet Explorer does not support user names and passwords in Web site addresses (HTTP or HTTPS URLs)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/834489

Assuming you have seen this, but if not, several ideas included, for developers. Or even a local machine reg mod to fix the way it works......
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Jonathan GreenbergAuthor Commented:
johnb6767, thanks for your help.
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johnb6767Commented:
Your welcome!
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