Favicons broken on most sites with Mozilla 1.5rc1

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VERIFIED INVALID
15 years ago
15 years ago

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(Reporter: abusenospam, Assigned: jdunn)

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Description

15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030917 Firebird/0.6.1+
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5) Gecko/20030917

Favicons seem to work only on very few sites with Mozilla 1.5rc1 on linux.
So far I have only found 2 sites where the favicon works (slashdot.org and
linuxfr.org), and since those 2 are linux zealotry^Wadvocacy sites I guess it
could have something to with the software used to create the icon.

(I just noticed that it works on apple.com too)

I created a new profile to make sure and the result was the same

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. I downloaded and installed Mozilla 1.5rc1
2. I created a new profile
3. I opened tabs for google.com / cnn.com / mozilla.org / slashdot.org / linuxfr.org


Actual Results:  
The favicon only worked for the last 2 sites

Expected Results:  
It should have worked for all of them

No such problem on my Firebird build
Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.5b) Gecko/20030917 Firebird/0.6.1+
Mozilla, unlike firebird, does not follow IE's lead in hitting up every site for
a "/favicon.ico".  If the page explicitly includes a <link rel="shortcut icon">,
we show the icon that points to, but we don't go looking at random files in
hopes of maybe finding an icon.

Amusing that the mozilla.org rewrite got rid of the <link> element that used to
be there....
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 15 years ago
Resolution: --- → INVALID
verified

you can change that with the hidden pref user_pref("browser.chrome.favicons",true); 


Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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