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Re: [whatwg] apple-touch-icon

From: Mathias Bynens <mathiasb@opera.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:46:42 +0200
Message-ID: <CAPgoku1sqz-ck6j=GgSVxS66qqbpu6qHJx5CAMm2PyL1tohLmg@mail.gmail.com>
To: John Mellor <johnme@google.com>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>
On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM, 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.

Good to know – thanks!

> 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">

There’s no need for `shortcut` there as per the standard.
Received on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 11:47:35 UTC

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