Faveicons in Address Bar



David K
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
During a brief excursion into the world of Firefox, I noted that lots of
websites have customised Faveicons that in Firefox, appear in the address bar
upon loading any page containing the Link tag in the header.

I've noticed that the only way I can make these icons appear within Internet
Explorer is when a particular page is set as my homepage, and the icon
becomes cached, or if I add a page to my favourites, and again, the icon
becomes cached.

Is there an issue with IE retrieving these icons and displaying them? I see
that sometimes they are cached but not displayed... is this a recognised
issue?

Alan Edwards
07-09-2005, 11:04 PM
It is normal for IE. Favicons don't show unless you set them as
favorites or homepage.
Even then, Favicons are only temporary until cleared from your cache.
To make them permanent:
FavOrg-PCMag: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1558477,00.asp

or

The Code Project - FavIconizer:
http://www.codeproject.com/tools/faviconizer.asp

.....Alan
--
Alan Edwards, MS MVP W95/98 Systems
http://dts-l.org/index.html

In microsoft.public.windows.inetexplorer.ie6.browser, "David K"
<DavidK@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>During a brief excursion into the world of Firefox, I noted that lots of
>websites have customised Faveicons that in Firefox, appear in the address bar
>upon loading any page containing the Link tag in the header.
>
>I've noticed that the only way I can make these icons appear within Internet
>Explorer is when a particular page is set as my homepage, and the icon
>becomes cached, or if I add a page to my favourites, and again, the icon
>becomes cached.
>
>Is there an issue with IE retrieving these icons and displaying them? I see
>that sometimes they are cached but not displayed... is this a recognised
>issue?


Faveicons in Address Bar