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

From: Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 16:30:49 +0100
Message-ID: <20060324163049.xsg2ukzbef0gog4k@webmail.annevankesteren.nl>
To: www-qa@w3.org, Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>
Cc: "'public-evangelist@w3.org' w3. org" <public-evangelist@w3.org>

Quoting Karl Dubost <karl@w3.org>:
> We drafted a document on
> 	"How to add a favicon to your Site"
> 	http://www.w3.org/2005/10/howto-favicon
> The document is open for reviews, suggestions and proposals.
> The future of this document will depend on your comments and if the  
> QA IG as large think it would be interesting to give it more 
> visibility.

The problem with using <link rel="icon"> is that it doesn't work for 
If you put it in the predefined location, being `/favicon.ico`, you 
will not get
any 404s in case you missed a directory or file etc. Of course, it 
would be nice
if there would be some official draft on how to deal with this, as well 
as with
robots.txt and P3P.

Using it for other files might be possible using HTTP:

Link: <favicon.ico>; rel="icon"

Anne van Kesteren
Received on Friday, 24 March 2006 15:30:49 UTC

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