I noticed that a few sites aren't displaying favicons. The common factor is that the rel attribute for the <link> is 'shortcut icon' rather than just 'icon'.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Load getfirebug.com or docs.python.org
Favicon is displayed in the awesomebar
No favicon is displayed in the awesomebar
Confirmed on Android 3.1 (Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1);
and Android 3.2 (Asus Transformer)
confirmed one reopened bug in the process:
Created attachment 573954 [details] [diff] [review]
Looks like there was a typo in Tab.java.
I verified this and noticed that the bug is fixed for getfirebug.com and docs.python.org but for cnn.com the favicon is still missing.
Is this related to this bug? If not, please close this one and I will file a new bug.
I can't reproduce this for cnn.com. It's also possible that your problem is related to bug 701839. If neither of these fix it, go ahead and file a new bug.
I cannot reproduce the cnn.com favicon issue on the latest fennec native build:
Mozilla/5.0 (Android;Linux armv7l;rv:11.0a1)Gecko/20111120 Firefox/11.0a1 Fennec/11.0a1