wilderness - 6:07 am on Feb 26, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've always believed that a plain-Jane 403 served by the visitors own machine is most appropriate
But the 403 isn't served by the visitor's browser.
A browser will in fact produce its own plain-Jane 403.
I used to have a link which explained how to make your own browsers 403 appear.
where does the 403 come from on a site that that neither offers a custom 403 or host doesn't present an advertising 403?
It's really a non-issue to anybody with the exception of yourself ;)
However since you have all this free time for testing, turn all your custom docs off and give it a run, unfortunately your using one of the el cheapo hosts like myself and I wager the hosts advertising 403's will appear in the absence of your own.