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From Steve Swift <>
Subject Re: [users@httpd] Fw: favicon.ico
Date Fri, 14 Oct 2011 20:56:54 GMT
It is surprising that the installation of apache does not install a sample
favicon.ico (the apache "feather", perhaps).

On 14 October 2011 14:34, Mark H. Wood <> wrote:

> On one hand:  favicon.ico must be readable by the process which runs
> the web server.  Check the ACL on that file.
> On the other hand: it is not an error if favicon.ico does not exist.
> That's the small image which is typically displayed just to the left
> of the URL entry field near the top of the browser window.  If there
> is no favicon, the browser just leaves the space blank or substitutes
> a default.  Your actual problem is somewhere else.  Check the ACLs on
> the other files in htdocs to ensure that httpd can read them, and also
> check all of your Allow and Deny commands in httpd.conf to ensure that
> your client machine is allowed access to the page you requested.
> You may see other errors in the log which will help you to pin down
> the actual problem.  Favicon is not it.
> > > A message in the archives said no problem just add the folder
> favicon.ico
> > > to the tree. Tried that but it still would not recognize the folder and
> I
> > > get the same
> Woops, I read this again.  favicon.ico is not a folder; it's an image
> file.  Find more than you ever wanted to know here:
> --
> Mark H. Wood, Lead System Programmer   mwood@IUPUI.Edu
> Asking whether markets are efficient is like asking whether people are
> smart.

Steve Swift

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