[sf-lug] + favicon.ico
rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Jul 12 18:09:51 PDT 2021
Quoting Michael Paoli (Michael.Paoli at cal.berkeley.edu):
> And, for those using non-ancient ewey GUI browsers,
> now with favicon.ico:
I've had one on linuxmafia.com since September 2001, BTW. The leading
implementation at the time was the one MSIE 5 parsed from HTML root
directories and displayed on the URL bar, starting March 1999. It's
kind of a wavering pseudo-standard.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ICO_(file_format)#History covers the first
attempt at a spec from the Redmondians, when it was a 48x48 pixel "BMP"
bitmap file at some low colour depth -- which is what I created in 2001.
Since early days, the pseudospec has sprouted a number of variations.
> Notice, e.g. in the upper left part of tab.
> Likewise also added on http://bad.debian.net/
https://bad.debian.net/favicon.ico are currently 404.
(Old joke: Try to avoid ever owning a Peugeot 404. You'd never be able
to find it.)
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