Closed Bug 1029555 Opened 8 years ago Closed 2 years ago

No favicon for cnn search engine if added from Page Menu


(Firefox for Android Graveyard :: Favicon Handling, defect, P5)



(firefox31 affected, firefox32 affected, firefox33 affected, firefox34 affected, firefox35 affected, firefox36 affected, firefox37 affected, firefox38 affected, firefox39 affected, firefox40 affected, fennec+)

Tracking Status
firefox31 --- affected
firefox32 --- affected
firefox33 --- affected
firefox34 --- affected
firefox35 --- affected
firefox36 --- affected
firefox37 --- affected
firefox38 --- affected
firefox39 --- affected
firefox40 --- affected
fennec + ---


(Reporter: ioana.chiorean, Unassigned)




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OS: Android 4.4.4, 4.1.2, 3.2.1
Devices: Alcatel One Touch, Nexus 4, Acer Iconia

1. Go to
2. Tap Menu -> Page -> Add a Search Engine (either one of the 2 will work )
3. Go back to and long tap on the search fiedl (either one the page will work )
4. Go to Settings -> Customization -> Search 

Expected results:
- all search engines added should have a favicon

Actual Results:
- the one added from Page Menu has no favicon 
- log error: 
06-24 17:58:11.141: W/GeckoFaviconDecoder(5592): Unable to decode icon URI.

- reproducible on both phones and tablets
I don't think it is cnn specific problem only.
tracking-fennec: --- → ?
tracking-fennec: ? → +
Check to see if this behavior regressed.
Last good build: 2013-11-07;
First bad build: 2013-11-08;
Ooh, that's useful. Thanks Flaviu!

The work done for Bug 852608 looks likely to be the culprit.

Also highly suspect is:

Might it be that this wild guess is incorrect in the case of cnn?
filter on [mass-p5]
Priority: -- → P5
The reason this fails is we're only looking for {{ uri }}/favicon.ico. CNN's is located at <link href="" rel="Shortcut Icon" type="image/x-icon"/>.
Re-test this, they updated over new years and we get their new mobile site
Duplicate of this bug: 928585
Duplicate of this bug: 1170366
This is a problem on Firefox 50.0 in Ubuntu and 49.0.2 on Android. For example go to or and try adding it. They both have favicons, but they both appear as generic grey icons.
Also with Wiktionary.
Re-triaging per

Needinfo :susheel if you think this bug should be re-triaged.
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Closed: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
Product: Firefox for Android → Firefox for Android Graveyard
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