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Re: [whatwg] apple-touch-icon

From: John Mellor <johnme@google.com>
Date: Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:47:00 +0100
Message-ID: <CAG_kaUZAzg0CXDiVVKQdMAUZFOUrJUr4W3EGV1BrRKuXq0vWSQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Mathias Bynens <mathiasb@opera.com>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>
On 29 July 2014 12:46, Mathias Bynens <mathiasb@opera.com> wrote:

> On Mon, Jul 28, 2014 at 4:59 PM, John Mellor <johnme@google.com> wrote:
> > 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.
>

Sure, it's just for compatibility with IE<11 (IE 9 and 10 allow rel="icon",
but only if you also specify type="image/x-icon"[1]).

[1]:
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/ieinternals/archive/2013/09/08/internet-explorer-favicons-png-link-rel-icon-caching.aspx
Received on Tuesday, 29 July 2014 12:47:42 UTC

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