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[Bug 5768] New: content sniffing should be allowed on link elements with a relationship type of icon

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Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2008 02:20:53 +0000
To: public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <bug-5768-2495@http.www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/>

http://www.w3.org/Bugs/Public/show_bug.cgi?id=5768

           Summary: content sniffing should be allowed on link elements with
                    a relationship type of icon
           Product: HTML WG
           Version: unspecified
          Platform: All
               URL: http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/structured.html#icon3
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: Spec proposals
        AssignedTo: dave.null@w3.org
        ReportedBy: soypunk@gmail.com
         QAContact: public-html-bugzilla@w3.org
                CC: ian@hixie.ch, mike@w3.org, public-html@w3.org


The treatment of resources sourced from <link rel=icon> should probably same as
though from an <img> element: http://www.w3.org/TR/html5/embedded0.html#the-img

Philip Taylor did a bit of research on existing usage of content-types with
favicons and found enough inconsistencies to warrant further study:
http://lists.w3.org/Archives/Public/public-html/2008Jun/0242.html

This issue was originally discussed in #whatwg:
http://krijnhoetmer.nl/irc-logs/whatwg/20080618#l-40


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