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Re: favicon.ico vs <link> - add link type for shortcut icon?

From: J. King <mtknight@dark-phantasy.com>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 13:01:45 -0400
To: "www-html.w3.org" <www-html@w3.org>
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On Mon, 30 Jun 2003 18:35:59 +0200 (MEST), Jens Meiert 
<jens.meiert@erde3.com> wrote:

>
>> perhaps reference to
>> "favicon" belongs in a site's CSS instead
>
> Why!? Otherwise please be consequent and stop all the object element
> discussion and simply put all images into your CSS...!
>
> I think the 'favicon' topic is very special, and I neither appreciate a
> extra link element use nor a CSS integration for it, that's both 
> inelegantly for
> me. Either define a common place and name for it (as exists and often 
> works
> as 'favicon.ico' in the server root) and leave it from markup, or 
> integrate it
> e.g. as a <title /> attribute like
>
> <title icon="./foo/bar.gif" />
>
>

This seems the sensible root to me, though an icon doesn't really reflect a 
document's title necessarily.

-- 
J.
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