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Specifying a "favicon"

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by Owlcroft, Aug 22, 2004.

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    I had long been under the impression that the following line in one's page head would specify a "favorites icon":
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    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://omniknow.com/scripts/know.ico" />​

    But things I've read recently lead me to wonder if it is a requirement--at least to some browsers--that the file itself be named exactly favicon.ico, as opposed tp whatever one sets with that meta tag.

    I know the form as given works in Mozilla, but is Unca Billy pulling another of his "my way or the highway" tricks with IE?
     
    Owlcroft, Aug 22, 2004 IP
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  2. compar

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    Here what we use on our site. <LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="http://www.compar.com/images/cpsite.gif">

    It works fine in Netscape but does not override the "e" in IE.
     
    compar, Aug 22, 2004 IP
  3. NewComputer

    NewComputer Well-Known Member

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    Here is the code that I use <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico">, seems to show up in all browsers, I have not tried NS7 though.
     
    NewComputer, Aug 22, 2004 IP
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    yes the best way to make it work is to make sure it is called favicon.ico. and if i remember right, it was ms's little invention, so they could make it their way if they wanted. (of course that was ages and ages ago, so my memory could be faulty).
     
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    I'll try that in my code tomorrow and see if it does show up in IE.
     
    compar, Aug 22, 2004 IP
  6. Owlcroft

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    Thanks, all.

    Yeah, to be safe, I guess I'll rename 'em all to favicon.ico (makes it a pain to be suer to keep them well separated from one another).
     
    Owlcroft, Aug 22, 2004 IP
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    I too use this code in IE and it works for me: <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico">
     
    ResaleBroker, Aug 22, 2004 IP
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    I don't use the favicon reference in the meta at all. I only use one; however. Works like a charm.
     
    flawebworks, Aug 23, 2004 IP
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    What software do you guys use to make .ico files? I think it's time for me to create one
     
    bhutz, Aug 23, 2004 IP
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    You can make one online at http://www.chami.com/html-kit/services/favicon/

    and I *think* irfanview.
     
    flawebworks, Aug 23, 2004 IP
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    The first site you mentioned was perfect! Thanks :)
     
    bhutz, Aug 23, 2004 IP
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    Coreldraw is a cool program too. Been using it since the very 1st edition. Makes .ico too.
     
    eye-2i.com, Aug 23, 2004 IP