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Re: Desktop use of favicons for URI holders

From: Robin Berjon <robin@berjon.com>
Date: Fri, 2 Dec 2011 11:06:01 +0100
Cc: Dean Jackson <dino@apple.com>, Tim Berners-Lee <timbl@w3.org>, TAG List <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <BAC9D5F9-B40E-461E-AC7A-30A3B949EBA7@berjon.com>
To: Karl Dubost <karld@opera.com>
Hey Karl,

On Dec 2, 2011, at 02:26 , Karl Dubost wrote:
> Le 1 déc. 2011 à 19:16, Dean Jackson a écrit :
>> It would be really nice if there was a standard for this. There isn't any need for the "apple" and "touch" in the above rel attribute, especially if we supported it on desktop systems.
> something along
> http://www.w3.org/TR/view-mode/#the--view-mode--media-feature
> Opera is using it for the Speed Dial
> http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/opera-speed-dial-enhancements/

That makes sense for Speed Dial which shows rather big snapshots of Web apps, but I'm not sure it'd work for an app launcher. At least, I don't think we had that use case in mind when writing the view-mode spec.

I think that Dean's notes make a lot of sense: we need a standard integration path for Web apps. This doesn't need to clutter HTML, we can define new <link> or <meta> pretty much anywhere. Which group should this be dropped on? WebApps? Or maybe a CG?

Dean wrote:
> That's for the case where you're happy to have a single icon for all devices. But if you want custom icons for iPhone, iPhone "Retina" and iPad:
> <link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="touch-icon-iphone.png" />
> <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="72x72" href="touch-icon-ipad.png" />
> <link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="114x114" href="touch-icon-iphone4.png" />

Hey Dean, have you heard of this neat new tech called SVG?

Robin Berjon - http://berjon.com/ - @robinberjon
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