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From "Derek Hohls" <>
Subject Re: Site icon display
Date Mon, 27 Jun 2005 06:47:39 GMT

Does this mean that I register a new alias eg. (as opposed to

which points to 


that IE will pick up the icon...? If so, where will it be 
expecting to find it  (physical file location)?


>>> 2005/06/25 09:58:06 PM >>>
Volkm@r wrote:
>>The icon *does* now show up in FF, but not in IE ...
>>possibly that is a cache problem?  Without the live headers
>>functionality, I guess that is hard to trace.
> Does M$IE show up *any* favicons, e.g
> <>? I haven't used it for ages.

IEx invented this favicon horror. However, it tries only a
GET /favicon.ico, which means:
1. Exactly one favicon per host. No individual favicons per page. No
  control about the favicon URL.
2. Only ICO format. No PNG or whatever.
3. Be careful, quite a few ICO files wont work as expected in FF. It's
  a weird format.



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