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Favicon not appearing in IE but OK in FF

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by obenix, Oct 10, 2005.

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    Yup. Something strange is happening to one of my new sites. The favicon is not appearing in IE but it appears in FF...
    I've cleared my IE cache and reload the page but still does not work..
    Can someone help, please?
    SEMrush
     
    obenix, Oct 10, 2005 IP
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  2. SEbasic

    SEbasic Peon

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    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />

    Have you included this?
     
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    DomainMagnate Illustrious Member

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    I have the same problem, the favicon only appears in firefox..
    So where exactly should this line be added?

    thanks
     
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  4. SEbasic

    SEbasic Peon

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    In the head of your HTML documents.
     
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  5. obenix

    obenix Eats an apple a day......

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    I have this in the <head> of my HTML...
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://www.mysite.com/images/favicon.ico" />
    Code (markup):
    Do I need to include the [type="image/x-icon"] code?
     
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    I believe so...
     
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  7. obenix

    obenix Eats an apple a day......

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    I took a bit of time researching... Here are the result for curious webmasters.

    It is apparent that IE is not behaving well with the <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" /> command. Even after hard refresh or clearing the cache would not help in some instances.

    In the majority of instances, the favicon will appear after you have bookmarked the page. Yes, to test, bookmark you page and you will see your favicon in your "Favorites" and subsequent viewing on the site.

    Another thing that you should be aware of: ensure that a copy of the favicon.ico file is available in the root directory.
     
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    Yeah sorry I should have mentioned, ie looks for a favicon in the root directory - whether or not it has been linked to.
     
    SEbasic, Oct 11, 2005 IP