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Hey everyone,

I'm in the process of constructing my own aviation forum. We're running IPB. Now, I want to make a favicon for the forum. I've managed to place one, but it only displays in Firefox; from what I understand, this is a problem with Explorer, since it only reads the favicon if it's called favicon.ico. Unfortunately, when I name it favicon.ico, it won't display in Firefox either.

I've inserted the icon in the HTML header, of course. Does anyone have any guess on why this might be happening?
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The favicon was placed in the root directory?

Like this one: http://www.geekstogo.com/favicon.ico

And you used:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />

You may have to empty your cache for it to work.
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Hi Pieter,

Thanks for your reply. The icon is located in root directory of the forums - as mentioned, Firefox shows it.

The code you gave me was slightly different from the original code in the forum, but replacing it made Firefox read the icon when it was called favicon.ico; yet explorer doesn't read it. I've tried emptying the cache. Firefox reloads it (I've tried emptying its cache and it reloads the icon).

Any suggestions?

EDIT: I've tried inputting a non-relative filepath + adding a question mark in the end of the filename, still works for FF, doesn't work for IE.

Edited by landlord, 28 December 2007 - 09:45 AM.

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Can you try:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">

I'm afraid that will reverse the problem, but at least we'll know what the problem is.
Someone may then come up with a solution.
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What size is the current icon? Is it in 16x16 format?

The following code should do the trick: <link rel="Shortcut Icon" href="favicon.ico" />

Is the forum online? If so can i get the link so i can test myself and play around a little bit.
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Hi Pieter,

Thanks for your reply. The icon is located in root directory of the forums - as mentioned, Firefox shows it.

The code you gave me was slightly different from the original code in the forum, but replacing it made Firefox read the icon when it was called favicon.ico; yet explorer doesn't read it. I've tried emptying the cache. Firefox reloads it (I've tried emptying its cache and it reloads the icon).

Any suggestions?

EDIT: I've tried inputting a non-relative filepath + adding a question mark in the end of the filename, still works for FF, doesn't work for IE.



Can you try:

<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">

I'm afraid that will reverse the problem, but at least we'll know what the problem is.
Someone may then come up with a solution.


I've placed the exact code in the header instead of the old one. It didn't work with the '/' before the favicon, neither in FF or in IE.

What size is the current icon? Is it in 16x16 format?

The following code should do the trick: <link rel="Shortcut Icon" href="favicon.ico" />

Is the forum online? If so can i get the link so i can test myself and play around a little bit.


That was the original bit of code (that is, without the image/x-icon). Didn't work with it. Yes, it is 16x16. The forum can be found here, don't mind the long address as we're intending to purchase a domain soon...

Thank you both for your help. I think I have a clue on why it's not working - when I saved the favicon, I didn't actually convert it to the .ico format. I just named it favicon.ico, so essentially it's still in .gif. Let's see what changing it will do...
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Currently on my system it is not displaying the Favicon on Firefox or IE. But i think this is because you are doing some sort of maintenance or so because i cannot locate http://avination.x10...com/favicon.ico

Let me know if converting it to proper ICO file works. If you want send my the GIF file and i will do it for you.
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Update: Apparently I haven't converted the gif to ico. I've done this now, yet STILL IE doesn't want to show it.

Edit: David, just seen your post. Yes, I've been doing some maintenance. The file is not supposed to be there though. It's in the forum root (avination.x10hosting.com/forums/favicon.ico). I have no clue why it doesn't work - and I have converted it to proper ICO now :)

Edited by landlord, 28 December 2007 - 04:12 PM.

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It works fine on my Firefox and Internet Explorer 7.0

Here Take a Look:

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:) It does! :)

Thanks for your help guys! :)
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No Problem! It was a pleasure!
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:)

Now it doesn't display on IE again! And I checked it on multiple computers! :)
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:)

Apparently I was wrong. The icon does display. Sorry for the trouble!

Happy New Year! :)
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Next time you try that... clear the cache!
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