User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; en-US; rv:1.7.5) Gecko/20041107 Firefox/1.0 I loaded a HTML page from my computer file:///E:/programming/projects_dev/projects_dev_web/cyr-latin/cyr-latin.html The favicon appeared in left of the URL at the Location bar. After that I replaced the "favicon_cyr-latin.ico" file with another one and refreshed the page in the Firefox browser - the old icon was still standing there. I cleared all the cache from my computer using the "Tools -> Options -> Privacy" tool, then refreshed the page again and the first icon was still standing there. Then I renamed my "cyr-latin.html" page, I also renamed the folder containg the "favicon_cyr-latin.ico" file. Even when I deleted that folder, the old icon was still standing in left of the URL at the Location bar. When I opened the "Page Info" dialog -> Media tab, the correct address of the Icon image appeared file:///E:/programming/projects_dev/projects_dev_web/cyr-latin/images/favicon_cyr-latin.ico and a preview also (!?) but the "Save As..." button did nothing. So shortly - there is no way to clear that old icon image from my Firefox browser. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Load a HTML page from the localhost containing a favicon image. 2. Replace/rename/delete the favicon image from the harddrive. 3. Reload the HTML page. Actual Results: The old favicon image was still visible in left of the URL at the Location bar. Expected Results: The new favicon image should appear in left of the URL at the Location bar (if the first was replaced with another) or no icon should appear (if the first was deleted/renamed). Theme: Firefox (default) 2.0. OS: Microsoft Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2.
When the Firefox 1.0 browser is closed and the HTML page is opened again, the actual favicon image appears.
See Bug 240795 "Persistence of favicons, should they be permanent or periodically refreshed?" Your report may be a dup of that one; unfortunately, discussions concerning favicons have never been particularly well organised and are currently in a real mess. Conceivably, when the favicon is known to be on a local system (http://localhost/ or file:/// ) then it could always be checked with and IMS request. This would help web masters and web authors checking these deplorable graphics before making a site live; but in general (IMHO) favicons should be cached till the end of a session.
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*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 240795 ***
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
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