Favicon not working in IE

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I am trying to use favicon so that visitors to our site see a special
icon in the address bar of their browser and in their list of
bookmarks.  Our site is:

http://www.pacuniversity.com /

And have placed the icon in the root folder:


II have looked around to see how I can reference it in the html to
make it show up.  It seems that this statement in the header should do
the trick:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://www.pacuniversity.com /
favicon.ico" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon">

It shows up fine in Firefox.  But it doesn't work in IE.  I have tried
getting rid of the "type" tag in the link element in case that's
confusing it, and I have tried using a relative link address like
href="favicon.ico" or href="/favicon.ico".  I am using IE 7 and there
are other web sites that use the exact technique and their favicon
shows up just find.

Could there be something wrong with the icon file?  It's just a simple
16x16 icon.  I have seen some people recommend that there should be
both a 16x16 and 32x32 picture in the icon file.  Why is this?  Does
it matter?

Thanks in advance,

Re: Favicon not working in IE

Big Daddy wrote:

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Don't know about IE7 (don't have it), but favicons do not show up in IE
6 and older until you bookmark the page. Even then they disappear when
you clear the cache.

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Your icon looks fine to me.

Was this page generated by some Microsoft product?

See this for starters:

..and do note that for the ~10% of your visitors who have JavaScript
turned off, unavailable, or stripped by their corporate firewall, your
page is nearly blank. Use JavaScript only for non-essential stuff, and
never depend on it for navigation, and most certainly never for display
of main content. Doing so is like turning your web server off for a
month every year.

Further, when JavaScript is on, your page is constantly loading
something. That is not friendly at all.


New work is supposed to be Strict, not Transitional; you aren't
Transitioning from legacy code, are you? Use:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
   "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/strict.dtd ">

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