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Re: url bar

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sat, 21 Apr 2001 21:53:33 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200104212053.f3LKrX712581@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: w3c-wai-ig@w3.org
> It's called a 'favicon' and only works in Internet Explorer 5.0 and

This feature caused/causes a lot of annoyance for web sites as it
produces signifcant traffic for a resource called /favicon.ico.  For
the many sites that are not aware of it, these accesses are always
misses, and therefore uncacheable.  It almost forces sites to
support this proprietory feature to suppress the traffic.

I'm not sure, but I have a feeling that it gets hit every time
that someone accesses their "favourites" for the first time in a

favicon is coined from "favourites icon", as the primary use is to
add an icon to the favourites (bookmarks) list.  .ico files are
Microsoft's proprietory format for Windows icon bitmaps.
Received on Saturday, 21 April 2001 17:13:38 UTC

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