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Don Wiss
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      04-08-2005
I have started to implement favicons on my various pages. So I have created
many 16x16 ico files. Then I figured I'd use them on my home page in front
of the links. So I call them the same as other image files. An example:
<img src="nowheat.ico">. On my home PC they have always appeared. But then
today I went to work. We tried on three PCs. On all what was displayed were
the image not found error boxes. Then I tried displaying one icon directly
by putting in the Address Bar: donwiss.com/nowheat.ico. It displayed. And
then when I went back to my page that one icon appeared (it now being in
the cache). Is there something different with ico files versus regular jpgs
and gifs? I suppose I could find a way to convert them all to jpgs and
gifs, but I'd still need the ico versions for the favicons, and after
updating I don't want to have to maintain two versions.

I'm IE 6.0.2900. Work is 6.0.2800. Do other people see the icons on my home
page? What browser?

Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
 
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Oli Filth
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      04-08-2005
Don Wiss wrote:
> I have started to implement favicons on my various pages. So I have created
> many 16x16 ico files. Then I figured I'd use them on my home page in front
> of the links. So I call them the same as other image files. An example:
> <img src="nowheat.ico">. On my home PC they have always appeared. But then
> today I went to work. We tried on three PCs. On all what was displayed were
> the image not found error boxes. Then I tried displaying one icon directly
> by putting in the Address Bar: donwiss.com/nowheat.ico. It displayed. And
> then when I went back to my page that one icon appeared (it now being in
> the cache). Is there something different with ico files versus regular jpgs
> and gifs? I suppose I could find a way to convert them all to jpgs and
> gifs, but I'd still need the ico versions for the favicons, and after
> updating I don't want to have to maintain two versions.
>


IE doesn't display favicons unless you bookmark the page.

BTW, it's <LINK rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="icon.ico">, not an <IMG>.

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Don Wiss
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      04-08-2005
On Fri, 08 Apr 2005 01:31:01 GMT, Oli Filth <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>Don Wiss wrote:
>> I have started to implement favicons on my various pages. So I have created
>> many 16x16 ico files. Then I figured I'd use them on my home page in front
>> of the links. So I call them the same as other image files. An example:
>> <img src="nowheat.ico">. On my home PC they have always appeared. But then
>> today I went to work. We tried on three PCs. On all what was displayed were
>> the image not found error boxes. Then I tried displaying one icon directly
>> by putting in the Address Bar: donwiss.com/nowheat.ico. It displayed. And
>> then when I went back to my page that one icon appeared (it now being in
>> the cache). Is there something different with ico files versus regular jpgs
>> and gifs? I suppose I could find a way to convert them all to jpgs and
>> gifs, but I'd still need the ico versions for the favicons, and after
>> updating I don't want to have to maintain two versions.
>>

>
>IE doesn't display favicons unless you bookmark the page.
>
>BTW, it's <LINK rel="SHORTCUT ICON" href="icon.ico">, not an <IMG>.


Uh, my question had nothing to do with implementing favicons. I just
mentioned that as to why I had all these icons available that I wanted to
stick on my home page.

Don <www.donwiss.com> (e-mail link at home page bottom).
 
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Beauregard T. Shagnasty
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      04-08-2005
Don Wiss wrote:
> I'm IE 6.0.2900. Work is 6.0.2800. Do other people see the icons on
> my home page? What browser?


I see all your little icons, using Win2K, Firefox 1..0.2, IE 6.0.2800,
and Netscape 7.1. I do not see the icons in Opera 7.54, or OffByOne.

Why not convert them to .gif, which will work for certain in any browser?

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Arne
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      04-08-2005
Once upon a time *Beauregard T. Shagnasty* wrote:
> Don Wiss wrote:
>> I'm IE 6.0.2900. Work is 6.0.2800. Do other people see the icons on
>> my home page? What browser?

>
> I see all your little icons, using Win2K, Firefox 1..0.2, IE 6.0.2800,
> and Netscape 7.1. I do not see the icons in Opera 7.54, or OffByOne.


Strange, I can see only the red "X" in IE 6.0.2800 but they show up in
Mozilla Suite?

> Why not convert them to .gif, which will work for certain in any browser?
>


Quite right. As it seams, IE is buggy with showing up non standard
files on websites.

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Toby Inkster
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      04-08-2005
Don Wiss wrote:

> An example: <img src="nowheat.ico">. On my home PC they have always
> appeared. But then today I went to work. We tried on three PCs. On all
> what was displayed were the image not found error boxes.


You are sending them with the wrong Content-Type.

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Toby Inkster
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      04-08-2005
Arne wrote:

> Quite right. As it seams, IE is buggy with showing up non standard
> files on websites.


IE's behaviour is correct (in this case). Mozilla is buggy. The files are
served with Content-Type:text/plain so ought to be displayed as text, not
rendered as images.

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Arne
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      04-08-2005
Once upon a time *Toby Inkster* wrote:

> Arne wrote:
>
>> Quite right. As it seams, IE is buggy with showing up non standard
>> files on websites.

>
> IE's behaviour is correct (in this case). Mozilla is buggy. The files are
> served with Content-Type:text/plain so ought to be displayed as text, not
> rendered as images.
>


Yes, not even Mozilla is perfect
Wondered why it serves some files as text/plain even if the extension
is someting else, but not doing the same with others. I often get the
"message" in the Javascript console, that Mozilla have served CSS
files as CSS even if the Content-Type is text/plain. Buggy in the same
way as IE in that case

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Blinky the Shark
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      04-08-2005
Arne wrote:
> Once upon a time *Beauregard T. Shagnasty* wrote:
>> Don Wiss wrote:
>>> I'm IE 6.0.2900. Work is 6.0.2800. Do other people see the icons on
>>> my home page? What browser?


>> I see all your little icons, using Win2K, Firefox 1..0.2, IE 6.0.2800,
>> and Netscape 7.1. I do not see the icons in Opera 7.54, or OffByOne.


> Strange, I can see only the red "X" in IE 6.0.2800 but they show up in
> Mozilla Suite?


>> Why not convert them to .gif, which will work for certain in any browser?


> Quite right. As it seams, IE is buggy with showing up non standard
> files on websites.


Even standard files: png with alpha transparency.

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Steve Pugh
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      04-08-2005
Don Wiss <donwiss@no_spam.com> wrote:

>I have started to implement favicons on my various pages. So I have created
>many 16x16 ico files. Then I figured I'd use them on my home page in front
>of the links. So I call them the same as other image files. An example:
><img src="nowheat.ico">. On my home PC they have always appeared. But then
>today I went to work. We tried on three PCs. On all what was displayed were
>the image not found error boxes. Then I tried displaying one icon directly
>by putting in the Address Bar: donwiss.com/nowheat.ico. It displayed. And
>then when I went back to my page that one icon appeared (it now being in
>the cache). Is there something different with ico files versus regular jpgs
>and gifs? I suppose I could find a way to convert them all to jpgs and
>gifs, but I'd still need the ico versions for the favicons, and after
>updating I don't want to have to maintain two versions.
>
>I'm IE 6.0.2900. Work is 6.0.2800. Do other people see the icons on my home
>page? What browser?


Your icons are being served with content-type of text/plain change
that to image/x-icon and more browsers will show them inline. Note
that IE is funny and will show some .ico files inline but not others.
I havern't investigated to find what options (multiple sizez, etc.)
cause IE to not display them.

Steve



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