Open Bug 945041 Opened 6 years ago Updated 2 years ago

need a devmo page on favicon guidance

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(Developer Documentation :: HTML, defect)

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(Not tracked)

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(Reporter: tantek, Unassigned)

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Problem summary: AFAICT there is no devmo documentation on favicons. 

Suggestion fix: Devmo should at least have a page with "favicon" in the title and URL path that describes how to simply add a favicon for a page or site, and the standard(s) (and non-standards) for doing so in FF and various other browsers.


Doing a "site:developer.mozilla.org favicon" search - first 10 pages of results - no pages with "favicon" in the title nor simple description. There's a bunch of arcane nsI*** mozI*** XPCOM APIs that mention favicons or do things with them but that's not much help to a developer looking for documentation on how to simply *add* a favicon to their page or site.

Related documentation:
* W3C How to Add a Favicon to your Site: http://www.w3.org/2005/10/howto-favicon
* Wikipedia Favicon: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon
* Stackexchange: http://webmasters.stackexchange.com/questions/6330/how-do-i-add-a-favicon-to-my-website
* Blog post "Understand the Favicon": http://www.jonathantneal.com/blog/understand-the-favicon/

Also, the "Link types" page, specifically the section on rel=icon, should link to this new page on favicons.

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

Thanks for your consideration.
Additional questions to answer in documentation:

* Is there some recommended behaviour for choosing a preference order for favicons to download e.g. choose in order of link in HTML source.
* Do different browsers have some internal preference order anyway?
Assignee: jypenator → nobody
Duplicate of this bug: 1236237
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