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- the troubles with favicons
August 6, 2007, 5:55 pm
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work within IE a lot of the times. Now lets for example start with
something simple to which I will be using my site as an example as I
normally do :o)
we have a favicon thats is somewhere in the head
<link rel="icon" href="http://joshknutson.net/images/icons /
favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />'
This will not show up in IE but will show up in other browsers, so I
then check Microsoft sites to see how they do it.
<link rel="icon" href="/s/wlflag.ico" /> from live.com
<link rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="http://hp.msn.com/global/c/hpv10 /
favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" /> from msn.com
Now what could be the difference between what didn't work for me, but
will work somehow for Microsoft. After fooling around this is what I
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://joshknutson.net/images/icons /
favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
which works for some unexplainable reason unless I am just caching the
results of playing around with it a few different times, this was
tested within IE7 and seemed to have worked for me.
If need be check out http://joshknutson.net/index.cfm to let me know
if this doesn't work with ie6 and such
- Beauregard T. Shagnasty
August 6, 2007, 6:08 pm
Re: the troubles with favicons
Favicons don't work in ie6 at all. Yes, there may be some _temporary_
conditions under which you will see one in the address bar, but that hardly
I haven't really checked ie7. However, if it depends upon what's in the
cache and/or bookmarks, it doesn't _work_ there, either.
Half lies are worth twice as much as whole lies.