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How do you properly use an ico icon?


prophet wrote:
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Some Web servers will automatically send the icon when any page from the
site is sent.  This requires the icon file be named favicon.ico.  But
not all servers will do this.

The best way is to include the following in the <HEAD> section of each
Web page:
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="xxx.ICO" type="image/x-icon">
    <link rel="icon" href="xxx.ICO" type="image/x-icon">
where xxx.ICO is the name of the icon file.

I actually use several different icons for my pages, depending on each
page's topic.  For details, go to my
<http://www.rossde.com/internet/web_design.html ; scroll down about half
way to the section on icons.


David E. Ross
<http://www.rossde.com/ .

Don't ask "Why is there road rage?"  Instead, ask
"Why NOT Road Rage?" or "Why Is There No Such
Thing as Fast Enough?"


David E. Ross wrote:

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A server (if it does a good job), sends anything it can serve - if it is
*requested* by the client. It's up to the client (browsers, spiders, ...),
if the want to have a favicon.ico along with every opened document or not.
Some browsers do this, others not.

Benjamin Niemann
Email: pink at odahoda dot de
WWW: http://pink.odahoda.de /


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Some browsers will automatically request the icon when they visit the page.
Firefox does. IE does not. IE must have the page bookmarked (in the
favourites). It is nothing at all to do with servers.


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