Sunday, July 22, 2007

Favicon is a bit messy

Recently when I was analysing the log files on the server, I came across many reqeuests for a resource - favicon.ico
This was strange, since I knew that there was no such file on the server - so why were browsers making a request for this file.

I did a quick google and came to know about this interesting things:
- Favicon stands for "Favourites Icon". Its the small image U see in front of the URL on the addressbar.
- The icon looks good, but the problem is that some browsers keep on making a request to this file everytime the page is loaded !

Here are some links having more info:
http://www.favicon.co.uk/
http://www.htmlkit.com/services/favicon/