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Re: [whatwg] Icon mask and theme color

From: Anne van Kesteren <annevk@annevk.nl>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 19:40:02 +0200
Message-ID: <CADnb78iByuf6KWi63OopPJSO7am2EJ2R9CRzeMQBJeBYKap_sQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: "Edward O'Connor" <eoconnor@apple.com>
Cc: WHATWG <whatwg@whatwg.org>
On Mon, Jun 15, 2015 at 7:33 PM, Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com> wrote:
> Our proposal is simply to add mask="" to this list of advisory
> attributes that are used to determine an icon's appropriateness here.
> User agents that don't understand mask="" should continue to pick the
> most appropriate icon given the other attributes. If there is a tie, the
> last <link rel=icon> wins. That is why we recommend authors put <link
> rel=icon mask> first—so that the existing tie-breaking behavior results
> in the legacy favicon being chosen.

I think the only problem with this advice is that it lacks the bit
where you need to list <link rel=icon href=/favicon.ico> explicitly
(and last) once you add a <link rel=icon mask> entry. That seems to be
the reason why Twitter is now black rather than light blue in Firefox.

Received on Monday, 15 June 2015 17:40:33 UTC

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