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RE: [Call For Review] How to Add a Favicon to your Site

From: Patrick Lauke <P.H.Lauke@salford.ac.uk>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 09:33:58 -0000
Message-ID: <3A1D23A330416E4FADC5B6C08CC252B9FD6E7D@misnts16.mis.salford.ac.uk>
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> David Dorward

> Patrick H. Lauke wrote:
> > Also possibly worth mentioning the "shortcut icon" rel 
> attribute which 
> > many people wrongly use.
> What is wrong about it?
> It is an icon link, and it is a shortcut link.

Hmm...my apologies. I half remembered the following bit from
looking at the Wikipedia entry ages ago:

"The rel attribute must contain a space-delimited list of link types, so a two-word link type would not be understood correctly by conforming web browsers."

Of course it's a moot point if "icon" on its own is
valid, as even if the user agent doesn't see the two separate
words as a single link type, it would ideally see the "icon" part
of "shortcut icon".

So disregard my statement about "wrong" (although, turning the
above argument around, calling an image a "shortcut" seems a bit
of a stretch - to be pedantic, wouldn't the icon be a visual
representation associated with a shortcut, and not a shortcut
in its own right? Sorry, I'm probably splitting hairs here)

Patrick H. Lauke
Web Editor / University of Salford
Web Standards Project (WaSP) Accessibility Task Force
Received on Friday, 24 March 2006 09:34:09 UTC

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