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BT
I'm have a problem showing a favicon in ver 1.7.10. It shows up correctly
in the address bar, but is missing from the tab. I've tried each of these
HTML 'statements' to add the favicon to the page, but no luck:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" >

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

FWIW, it seems to render OK in IE v6.0. I haven't tried it in FFox 2.0 yet,
but I'll need it to work there also.
Thanks - I appreciate any help
Jan 28 '07 #1
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On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 10:55:10 -0600, BT wrote:
I'm have a problem showing a favicon in ver 1.7.10. It shows up correctly
in the address bar, but is missing from the tab. I've tried each of these
HTML 'statements' to add the favicon to the page, but no luck:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" >

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

FWIW, it seems to render OK in IE v6.0. I haven't tried it in FFox 2.0 yet,
but I'll need it to work there also.
Here's what i have in my web pages:

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

Works in all the firefox that I can remember, I'm currently using
1.5.0.9. I'm note familiar with 1.7, are you refering to Mozilla?

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Jan 28 '07 #2

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Rik
Neil Cherry <nj*@cookie.uucpwrote:
On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 10:55:10 -0600, BT wrote:
> I'm have a problem showing a favicon in ver 1.7.10. It shows up
correctly
in the address bar, but is missing from the tab. I've tried each of
these
HTML 'statements' to add the favicon to the page, but no luck:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" >

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

FWIW, it seems to render OK in IE v6.0. I haven't tried it in FFox 2.0
yet,
but I'll need it to work there also.
Here's what i have in my web pages:

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

Works in all the firefox that I can remember, I'm currently using
1.5.0.9. I'm note familiar with 1.7, are you refering to Mozilla?
Most recent version of Firefox is 2.0
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Rik Wasmus
Jan 28 '07 #3

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Hello,

BT wrote:
I'm have a problem showing a favicon in ver 1.7.10. It shows up correctly
in the address bar, but is missing from the tab. I've tried each of these
HTML 'statements' to add the favicon to the page, but no luck:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" >

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

FWIW, it seems to render OK in IE v6.0. I haven't tried it in FFox 2.0
yet, but I'll need it to work there also.
If the favicon is located at /favicon.ico, then it should be loaded even
without a LINK. An explicit LINK is only needed, if the file is in a
non-standard location.
Perhaps the file itself is broken somehow, but without an URL we cannot
tell.

P.S.: if your document is HTML, then use <link ...>, if you use XHTML it
must be <link ... />. Don't use XHTML syntax in HTML documents and vice
versa.
HTH

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Email: pink at odahoda dot de
WWW: http://pink.odahoda.de/
Jan 28 '07 #4

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On 2007-01-28 18:05:57 +0100, Benjamin Niemann <pi**@odahoda.desaid:
Hello,
BT wrote:
>I'm have a problem showing a favicon in ver 1.7.10. It shows up correctly
in the address bar, but is missing from the tab. I've tried each of these
HTML 'statements' to add the favicon to the page, but no luck:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" >
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
FWIW, it seems to render OK in IE v6.0. I haven't tried it in FFox 2.0
yet, but I'll need it to work there also.

If the favicon is located at /favicon.ico, then it should be loaded even
without a LINK. An explicit LINK is only needed, if the file is in a
non-standard location.
Perhaps the file itself is broken somehow, but without an URL we cannot
tell.
Do we need the slash "/favicon.ico"? Is "favicon.ico" not enough?

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Jan 28 '07 #5

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Rik
François de Dardel <da*******@noos.frwrote:
On 2007-01-28 18:05:57 +0100, Benjamin Niemann <pi**@odahoda.desaid:
>Hello,
BT wrote:
>>I'm have a problem showing a favicon in ver 1.7.10. It shows up
correctly
in the address bar, but is missing from the tab. I've tried each of
these
HTML 'statements' to add the favicon to the page, but no luck:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" >
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
FWIW, it seems to render OK in IE v6.0. I haven't tried it in FFox 2.0
yet, but I'll need it to work there also.
If the favicon is located at /favicon.ico, then it should be loaded
even
without a LINK. An explicit LINK is only needed, if the file is in a
non-standard location.
Perhaps the file itself is broken somehow, but without an URL we cannot
tell.

Do we need the slash "/favicon.ico"? Is "favicon.ico" not enough?

Wel, depending on the path, "/favicon.ico" != "favicon.ico"... I usually
use pseudo-dirs for browsing (for instance
http://example.com/page/sub/subsub/), and to keep the HTML in the top
mostly the same "/favicon.ico" would be preferred, as it points to the
root.
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Rik Wasmus
Jan 28 '07 #6

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François de Dardel wrote:
On 2007-01-28 18:05:57 +0100, Benjamin Niemann <pi**@odahoda.desaid:
>Hello,
BT wrote:
>>I'm have a problem showing a favicon in ver 1.7.10. It shows up correctly
in the address bar, but is missing from the tab. I've tried each of these
HTML 'statements' to add the favicon to the page, but no luck:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" >
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
FWIW, it seems to render OK in IE v6.0. I haven't tried it in FFox 2.0
yet, but I'll need it to work there also.
If the favicon is located at /favicon.ico, then it should be loaded even
without a LINK. An explicit LINK is only needed, if the file is in a
non-standard location.
Perhaps the file itself is broken somehow, but without an URL we cannot
tell.

Do we need the slash "/favicon.ico"? Is "favicon.ico" not enough?
If the icon is in the same directory (folder) as the Web page, the /
should be omitted (but is permitted).

You should have <LINKfor both "icon" and "shortcut icon", but I can
never remember which does what. Notice that, if you have the <LINK>
elements in your HTML, you can name the icon file whatever you want.
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="DR.ICO" type="image/x-icon">
<link rel="icon" href="DR.ICO" type="image/x-icon">
Of course, the files must be valid icons with .ico extensions. This
allows me to have different icons for different pages, reflecting their
topics. For a discussion of this, see my
<http://www.rossde.com/internet/web_design.htmland scroll down about
half-way to "Icons".

If you don't have the explicit <LINKelements, then the icons must
indeed be favicon.ico. Even then, whether they are displayed depends on
the Web server.

--

David E. Ross
<http://www.rossde.com/>

I use SeaMonkey as my Web browser because I want
a browser that complies with Web standards. See
<http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/>.
Jan 28 '07 #7

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BT
Thanks for the input.

Here is the website: crhschoir.org

The favicon is located in the same (root?) dirtectory as the index.html and
it does show up in the address window, but is missing only from the tab in
FireFox. BTW, it also shows up in the favorites/bookmarks in IE & FireFox.

I'll start trying some of these ideas, but feel free to post any other
comments. It sure is peculiar that it shows up in some places, but is
missing from the tab.

thanks again
Jan 28 '07 #8

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Rik
BT <no@xnono.comwrote:
Thanks for the input.

Here is the website: crhschoir.org

The favicon is located in the same (root?) dirtectory as the index.html
and
it does show up in the address window, but is missing only from the tab
in
FireFox. BTW, it also shows up in the favorites/bookmarks in IE &
FireFox.
It shows on the tab of:
FireFox 1.0.0.7
FireFox 2.0.0.1
Opera 9.10
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Rik Wasmus
Jan 28 '07 #9

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BT wrote:
Here is the website: crhschoir.org

The favicon is located in the same (root?) dirtectory as the
index.html and it does show up in the address window, but is missing
only from the tab in FireFox. BTW, it also shows up in the
favorites/bookmarks in IE & FireFox.
Since, as already mentioned, version 1.7 is probably the *Mozilla* suite
browser, and not Firefox. However, using Firefox 1.5.0.9, I see your
icon in both the location bar, and the tab.

I also see it both places in Mozilla 1.7.12, in Opera, and in SeaMonkey.
I'm not going to try IE6 because the site must be bookmarked for
favicons to be used.
I'll start trying some of these ideas, but feel free to post any
other comments. It sure is peculiar that it shows up in some places,
but is missing from the tab.
Although Firefox does display your icon, the Page Information tells me:

"The image ´http://crhschoir.org/favicon.ico¡ cannot be displayed,
because it contains errors."

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Jan 28 '07 #10

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On Sun, 28 Jan 2007 19:07:45 GMT, "Beauregard T. Shagnasty" wrote:
>I'm not going to try IE6 because the site must be bookmarked for
favicons to be used.
You can see it on the address line by dragging the default "e" icon a
little to the right and dropping it back on the address line. When
the page refreshes you will have a favicon. Make that /might/ have
one, as IE6 does a poor job of retaining favicons in bookmarks, and
the refresh trick doesn't always work for sites that I know have a
favicon.

IE7 doesn't allow the icon to be dropped on the address line, but at
least it still has spotty retention of favicons in bookmarks.

BT: it shows in the tab of IE7.
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Charles
Jan 28 '07 #11

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Rik wrote:
BT <no@xnono.comwrote:
>Thanks for the input.

Here is the website: crhschoir.org

The favicon is located in the same (root?) dirtectory as the index.html
and
it does show up in the address window, but is missing only from the tab
in
FireFox. BTW, it also shows up in the favorites/bookmarks in IE &
FireFox.

It shows on the tab of:
FireFox 1.0.0.7
FireFox 2.0.0.1
Opera 9.10
And SeaMonkey 1.1: address area, tab, and bookmarks.

--

David E. Ross
<http://www.rossde.com/>

I use SeaMonkey as my Web browser because I want
a browser that complies with Web standards. See
<http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/>.
Jan 28 '07 #12

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Beauregard T. Shagnasty wrote:
BT wrote:
>Here is the website: crhschoir.org

The favicon is located in the same (root?) dirtectory as the
index.html and it does show up in the address window, but is missing
only from the tab in FireFox. BTW, it also shows up in the
favorites/bookmarks in IE & FireFox.

Since, as already mentioned, version 1.7 is probably the *Mozilla* suite
browser, and not Firefox. However, using Firefox 1.5.0.9, I see your
icon in both the location bar, and the tab.

I also see it both places in Mozilla 1.7.12, in Opera, and in SeaMonkey.
I'm not going to try IE6 because the site must be bookmarked for
favicons to be used.
>I'll start trying some of these ideas, but feel free to post any
other comments. It sure is peculiar that it shows up in some places,
but is missing from the tab.

Although Firefox does display your icon, the Page Information tells me:

"The image ´http://crhschoir.org/favicon.ico¡ cannot be displayed,
because it contains errors."
The Page Info for SeaMonkey 1.1 does display the icon and allows me to
save the .ico file. However, the saved file cannot be processed by
IconEdit32, my icon editor. It can be displayed by IconJack32, an icon
extractor and file manipulator.

--

David E. Ross
<http://www.rossde.com/>

I use SeaMonkey as my Web browser because I want
a browser that complies with Web standards. See
<http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/>.
Jan 28 '07 #13

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BT
Thanks for all of the help. I checked again the version of FFox that was
causing problems and it is actually V1.0.6 - based on Mozilla 1.7.10. Since
so many of you pointed to other versions and different browsers that all
work fine, I'm not going to worry about what happens in this old version of
FFox. I did check the properties of the page in this version of FFox and it
didn't show any problem or error with the .ico file. Again, it seems to not
cause a problem, but sometime I may get back to it and try to learn what the
problem is so that I can make sure I'm not causing trouble elsewhere.

thanks again, BDT

"BT" <no@xnono.comwrote in message
news:45***********************@roadrunner.com...
I'm have a problem showing a favicon in ver 1.7.10. It shows up correctly
in the address bar, but is missing from the tab. I've tried each of these
HTML 'statements' to add the favicon to the page, but no luck:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" >

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

FWIW, it seems to render OK in IE v6.0. I haven't tried it in FFox 2.0
yet, but I'll need it to work there also.
Thanks - I appreciate any help

Jan 29 '07 #14

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BT wrote:
Thanks for all of the help. I checked again the version of FFox that was
causing problems and it is actually V1.0.6 - based on Mozilla 1.7.10. Since
so many of you pointed to other versions and different browsers that all
work fine, I'm not going to worry about what happens in this old version of
FFox. I did check the properties of the page in this version of FFox and it
didn't show any problem or error with the .ico file. Again, it seems to not
cause a problem, but sometime I may get back to it and try to learn what the
problem is so that I can make sure I'm not causing trouble elsewhere.

thanks again, BDT

"BT" <no@xnono.comwrote in message
news:45***********************@roadrunner.com...
>I'm have a problem showing a favicon in ver 1.7.10. It shows up correctly
in the address bar, but is missing from the tab. I've tried each of these
HTML 'statements' to add the favicon to the page, but no luck:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" >

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

FWIW, it seems to render OK in IE v6.0. I haven't tried it in FFox 2.0
yet, but I'll need it to work there also.
Thanks - I appreciate any help

I'm using SeaMonkey, which internally is almost the same as Firefox. To
make icons display in the address area, on tabs, and in Bookmarks
Manager, I had to set two preference variables in my profile, in file
user.js:
user_pref("browser.chrome.favicons", true);
user_pref("browser.chrome.load_toolbar_icons", 2);
//display site icons in bookmarks file
//(0=never, 1=when in cache, 2=always)
Settings in user.js get applied the next time Firefox is started.

You can also go to about:config in your address area and change those
variables there.

--

David E. Ross
<http://www.rossde.com/>

I use SeaMonkey as my Web browser because I want
a browser that complies with Web standards. See
<http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/>.
Jan 30 '07 #15

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BT
Other favicons show up in the tabs of the FireFox 1.0.6 so I think it must
be
something with the HTML, not the browser itself. Since so many other
browsers and versions of FF seem to be OK, I'm not going to worry about
it, but it is still a mystery. thanks, BDT

I'm using SeaMonkey, which internally is almost the same as Firefox. To
make icons display in the address area, on tabs, and in Bookmarks
Manager, I had to set two preference variables in my profile, in file
user.js:
user_pref("browser.chrome.favicons", true);
user_pref("browser.chrome.load_toolbar_icons", 2);
//display site icons in bookmarks file
//(0=never, 1=when in cache, 2=always)
Settings in user.js get applied the next time Firefox is started.

You can also go to about:config in your address area and change those
variables there.

--

David E. Ross
<http://www.rossde.com/>

I use SeaMonkey as my Web browser because I want
a browser that complies with Web standards. See
<http://www.mozilla.org/projects/seamonkey/>.

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