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Re: [whatwg] apple-touch-icon

From: Kevin Marks <kevinmarks@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:20:28 -0700
Message-ID: <CAD6ztsrOjtCMsziAqSumcL6SVdZcfK_dn_Q9KWVbNQcYa1Fv5Q@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Mellor <johnme@google.com>
Cc: WHAT Working Group Mailing List <whatwg@whatwg.org>, Mathias Bynens <mathiasb@opera.com>
Using a single JPEG/PNG that is also part of the home page display is a way
to mitigate bandwidth used.
Another way to do this is to use an SVG for a logo - which browsers support
this now?
On 28 Jul 2014 07:59, "John Mellor" <johnme@google.com> wrote:

> 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).
>
> [1]: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=259681
> [2]: https://bugs.webkit.org/show_bug.cgi?id=104585
> [3]: https://code.google.com/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=296962
>
>
> On 28 July 2014 08:35, Mathias Bynens <mathiasb@opera.com> wrote:
>
> > On Sun, Jul 27, 2014 at 1:13 PM, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
> > 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: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=921014
> >
> > FWIW, Chrome’s intention was to drop support for Apple’s magic file
> > names at some point.
> >
> https://developer.chrome.com/multidevice/android/installtohomescreen#icon
> > 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: http://mathiasbynens.be/notes/touch-icons
> >
>
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