Re: [whatwg] apple-touch-icon

Chrome 30 dropped support[1] for fetching apple-touch-icon-* from well
known URLs, since the 404 pages that are usually returned were consuming
3-4% of all mobile bandwidth usage[2]. We're unlikely to reverse that.

We still support apple-touch-icon-* via link rel under some circumstances
(e.g. for add to homescreen), but they're deprecated[3], since we'd like
authors to use the standard for this, i.e.:

<link rel="shortcut icon" sizes="128x128" href="/favicon.png">

(or even good old:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico">

with multiple resolutions in the .ico file for compatibility with IE<11).


On 28 July 2014 08:35, Mathias Bynens <> wrote:

> On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 1:13 PM, Anne van Kesteren <>
> wrote:
> > For <link rel=icon> we already define the /favicon.ico fallback. If a
> > page lacks <link rel=icon sizes> we should probably also look at
> > Apple's proprietary extension here given that it's quite widely
> > adopted. Chrome supports it and there is some work going on in Firefox
> > as well:
> FWIW, Chrome’s intention was to drop support for Apple’s magic file
> names at some point.
> But I agree — it seems that this won’t happen any time soon.
> In case it helps, here’s some more info on touch icon support on
> various OS/devices:

Received on Monday, 28 July 2014 14:59:56 UTC