Some favicons are downloaded and some are not, when images disabled




14 years ago
6 years ago


(Reporter: PikeUK, Unassigned)


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14 years ago
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 ( ).
3. Notice how the favicon is *not* shown.
4. Visit somewhere with a /favicon.ico (e.g. ).
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).

Comment 1

14 years ago
Just to add something, not all <link> favicons fail, just those using certain
image types. For example MozillaZine Forums ( )
declares its icon as image/x-icon (and sends it as text/plain) and that icon
loads with images disabled.

Comment 2

14 years ago
Though it seems that 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

Comment 4

14 years ago
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.

Comment 5

14 years ago
*** Bug 256172 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Assignee: vladimir → nobody

Comment 6

11 years ago
Fixing summary.
Summary: Some favicons not loaded when images disabled → Some favicons are downloaded when images disabled


11 years ago
Summary: Some favicons are downloaded when images disabled → Some favicons are downloaded and some are not, when images disabled

Comment 7

11 years ago
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
Blocks: 385466

Comment 8

11 years ago
This still happens with Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686 (x86_64); en-US; rv:1.9a9pre) Gecko/2007102304 Minefield/3.0a9pre
Duplicate of this bug: 270153
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