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Re: [whatwg] Icon mask and theme color

From: Edward O'Connor <eoconnor@apple.com>
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:46:19 -0700
To: whatwg@whatwg.org
Message-ID: <m2d20wsw44.fsf@apple.com>
Hi Anne,

You 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.

Fair point. Even though we've all been trying to move people away from
the well-known /favicon.ico URL to <link rel=icon> for years, I guess we
need to keep saying it. :)
Received on Monday, 15 June 2015 17:46:45 UTC

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