Bookmark's favicons not working for some sites. Is it a bug ?

Discussion in 'Firefox' started by for.fun@laposte.net, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. Guest

    I am running Firefox 1.5.0.1 under Windows XP SP2.

    I noticed that the favorite icon (favicon) is stored in the
    "bookmarks.html" (base-64 encoded) file located in :

    C:\Documents and Settings\<USER DIR>\Application
    Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<USER PROFILE DIR>\bookmarks.html

    (there is an ICON XML attribute in the Bookmark element)


    If I add "http://www.gmail.com/" to my bookmarks and then click on the
    newly created Bookmark item to open GMail :

    1/ The favicon is correctly displayed in the Tab.
    2/ The favicon is correctly displayed in the URL Field.
    3/ ... but only the default icon is displayed in the Bookmark.

    If I do the same with "http://www.google.fr/" then everything is OK
    (Tab + URL + Bookmark)

    I found a trick which consists of setting (file "pref.js") both
    "browser.chrome.site_icons" and "browser.chrome.favicons" to "true" but
    it seems that Firefox 1.5 does not read them (no change)

    I can reproduce it all the time.


    => It seems that for some reason, Firefox fails in loading the
    bookmark's favicon for some Web sites.


    1/ Does Firefox use a different method to update Bookmark's favicon
    than to update Tabs and URL Field ?

    2/ Is there a special setting (Firefox or registry setting) which could
    solve my problem ?

    3/ Do you think it is a bug ? If so, I will post it to Bugzilla.


    PS: I would like to avoid using the "Favicon Picker" Firefox extension
    tool because it implies that you manually set the favicons.


    Thanks in advance for your help.
     
    , Feb 15, 2006
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  2. gwtc Guest

    wrote:

    > I am running Firefox 1.5.0.1 under Windows XP SP2.
    >
    > I noticed that the favorite icon (favicon) is stored in the
    > "bookmarks.html" (base-64 encoded) file located in :
    >
    > C:\Documents and Settings\<USER DIR>\Application
    > Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\<USER PROFILE DIR>\bookmarks.html
    >
    > (there is an ICON XML attribute in the Bookmark element)
    >
    >
    > If I add "http://www.gmail.com/" to my bookmarks and then click on the
    > newly created Bookmark item to open GMail :
    >
    > 1/ The favicon is correctly displayed in the Tab.
    > 2/ The favicon is correctly displayed in the URL Field.
    > 3/ ... but only the default icon is displayed in the Bookmark.
    >
    > If I do the same with "http://www.google.fr/" then everything is OK
    > (Tab + URL + Bookmark)
    >
    > I found a trick which consists of setting (file "pref.js") both
    > "browser.chrome.site_icons" and "browser.chrome.favicons" to "true" but
    > it seems that Firefox 1.5 does not read them (no change)
    >
    > I can reproduce it all the time.
    >
    >
    > => It seems that for some reason, Firefox fails in loading the
    > bookmark's favicon for some Web sites.
    >
    >
    > 1/ Does Firefox use a different method to update Bookmark's favicon
    > than to update Tabs and URL Field ?
    >
    > 2/ Is there a special setting (Firefox or registry setting) which could
    > solve my problem ?
    >
    > 3/ Do you think it is a bug ? If so, I will post it to Bugzilla.
    >
    >
    > PS: I would like to avoid using the "Favicon Picker" Firefox extension
    > tool because it implies that you manually set the favicons.
    >
    >
    > Thanks in advance for your help.
    >

    for #3 -- go check it out yourself: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/
     
    gwtc, Feb 15, 2006
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  3. Guest

    gwtc a écrit :

    > for #3 -- go check it out yourself: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/


    I already did it but did not find anything about that case.
    I wanted people from this forum try and tell me if they reproduce it
    before I send it to Bugzilla.
     
    , Feb 15, 2006
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