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  1. ScottinBend

    ScottinBend Space Cowboy
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    Nathan, you need to get an IE Motoring Alliance icon so it shows up on my favorites bar.

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  2. Nathan

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    IE doesn't follow the rules.

    I've done everything I'm supposed to do. I have a file called favicon.ico in the root

    I have the code
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    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico">
    in the header.

    It works fine in FireFox, Opera, Chrome and Safari. Blame MS for playing by their own rules and not following WC3 conventions.

    To test I made the path wrong, refreshed FireFox and it was gone. Fixed the path, refreshed again and it was back.

    :incazzato: MSFT
     
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    IE should be deleted from every computer on earth and beyond!
     
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    Suggestions to try, based upon this Microsoft document:

    1. Capitalize "shortcut icon" to "SHORTCUT ICON"
    2. Put the full URL in instead of just /favicon.ico (i.e. use http://www.motoringalliance.com/favicon.ico)
    Worth a try, and neither change should break the other browsers.
     
  5. Nathan

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    Nope, that didn't work either.

    File is in spec as well at 16x16px and 12,133 bytes in size.

    I even deleted temp files and browsing history, along with clearing the cache.

    I've asked for help on an admin forum...
     
  6. ScottinBend

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    Oh sure, fine.........blame it all on the software provider!

    :lol:
     
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    #7 goaljnky, Jun 3, 2009
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    Nate, try this.

    <LINK REL="SHORTCUT ICON" HREF="http://www.motoringalliance.com/favicon.ico">

    Like edge said. Coincidentally, when naming it explicitly, you don't have to name the file favicon.ico. Just look at the soure for Home - LA Daily News
     
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    NM. That did not work. Just tested it on my site. I will try to find out from my work guru's tomorrow what the deal is.
     
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    Nate, how was the file created?
     
  10. Nathan

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    Started life as jpg I think. Chris created it.
     
  11. TWISTER

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    I use png for all my favicons. Its nice to have a favicon with transparency. Works in all browsers, even that IE crap
     

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