Actually, this is not an acceptable answer, in fact it smacks of a
cop-out. .htaccess is both insecure and causes performance penalties
at the server side. I uninstalled websvn and installed viewvc. Guess
what. They are copping out on this one too from what I can tell.
I MUCH prefer the look and feel of websvn over viewvc but i honestly
cannot see myself having any use for it if it does not have the
ability to log people in on a view access. You already have the
ability to parse my subversion policy file, why not also log people in
via the svn users file which contains their passwords? Why does
nobody already do this?