When images are disabled <link> favicons are not loaded but /favicon.ico ones are. Steps to reproduce: 1. Disable images: Goto Tools->Options->Web Features and uncheck "Load Images". 2. Visit the URL ( http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/ ). 3. Notice how the favicon is *not* shown. 4. Visit somewhere with a /favicon.ico (e.g. http://www.google.com/ ). 5. Notice how the favicon *is* shown. Disabling the content policy check in onLinkAdded in tabbrowser.xml bypasses the problem. I'm not sure what's more appropriate but it would be good if either all favicons loaded or none did (I'd prefer the former myself).
Just to add something, not all <link> favicons fail, just those using certain image types. For example MozillaZine Forums ( http://forums.mozillazine.org/ ) declares its icon as image/x-icon (and sends it as text/plain) and that icon loads with images disabled.
Though it seems that http://forums.mozillazine.org/favicon.ico exists anyway so perhaps it is being loaded it via that route.
Hmmm.. I'm not sure how strictly we want to interpret don't load images. I'm thinking if the user has image loading disabled, they're trying to minimize the amount of data tranferred (and amount of net connections that get used).. not loading favicons would help towards this goal, no? On the other hand, they're tiny..
Status: NEW → ASSIGNED
Using Mozilla Suite 1.8 alpha3, no favicon at all are shown when "do not load any images" is choosen. 1.8a2 was good (icons were shown). 1.8a3 displays nothing (grey zone) in the personnal toolbar and in the bookmarks.
*** Bug 256172 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assignee: vladimir → nobody
Status: ASSIGNED → NEW
Summary: Some favicons not loaded when images disabled → Some favicons are downloaded when images disabled
Summary: Some favicons are downloaded when images disabled → Some favicons are downloaded and some are not, when images disabled
Confirmed with Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.9a6pre) Gecko/20070621 Minefield/3.0a6pre. OS → All.
OS: Windows 98 → All
This still happens with Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9a9pre) Gecko/2007102304 Minefield/3.0a9pre
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