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

From: Douglas Clifton <dwclifton@gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 24 Mar 2006 11:13:50 -0500
Message-ID: <7d6cdcb0603240813i54d99427u9963c6120eaa7819@mail.gmail.com>
To: public-evangelist@w3.org
On 3/24/06, Anne van Kesteren <fora@annevankesteren.nl> wrote:
> 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
> everything.
> 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
> <http://annevankesteren.nl/>

I would prefer to have one <link> with rel="icon" and a
definition of the relationship in a profile. The other methods
are only there so that as many user agents as possible
will find the icon. I believe everyone is aware of the history
behind URI squatting the image in docroot, and the term
"shortcut." Even the MIME type for .ico files is inaccurate.
Again, a legacy browser issue prevents this error from
being corrected.

Douglas Clifton
Received on Friday, 24 March 2006 16:13:56 UTC

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