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<link> tag documentation incorrectly states that the only format supporting multiple images sizes is ICNS.

RESOLVED FIXED

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Developer Documentation
HTML
RESOLVED FIXED
4 years ago
2 years ago

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(Reporter: ckitching, Assigned: teoli)

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(Reporter)

Description

4 years ago
At:

https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Web/HTML/Element/link

When discussing the sizes property, in the "Usage note" box, the phrase:
"Most icon format are only able to store one single icon; therefore most of the time the sizes contains only one entry. Among the major browsers, only the Apple's ICNS format allows the storage of multiple icons, and this format is only supported in WebKit."

Exists.

This statement is false. Microsoft's ICO format also supports multiple image sizes and is supported by all major browsers (Firefox, IE, Chrome, Opera - haven't tested Safari but I assume it does, too.)
(Assignee)

Comment 1

4 years ago
Adding my self as feedback and this really need to be updated.
Flags: needinfo?(jypenator)
(Reporter)

Comment 2

4 years ago
Also of note is that ICNS is actually a really bad choice of format for Favicons - Bug 914950 for adding support for ICNS to Fennec isn't getting landed any time soon (The rationale being that essentially no browsers, in including Safari don't support ICNS.)

So, currently, if you want multiple icon sizes in one file then you have to use ICO.
(Assignee)

Comment 3

2 years ago
Fixed
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Flags: needinfo?(jypenator)
Resolution: --- → FIXED
(Reporter)

Comment 4

2 years ago
It now reads "Most icon format are only able to store one single icon; therefore most of the time the sizes contains only one entry. MS's ICO format does, as well as Apple's ICNS. ICO being more ubiquitous, you should use it."


Seems to there's a typo in "format": should be "formats".
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