Re: useless^H^H^H^ful feature request: favicon.ico
Josip Rodin wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 11, 2001 at 10:51:04PM -0500, Dirk Eddelbuettel wrote:
> > I am getting ridicilously used to to the little icons my window managers
> > shows in its panel for different sites I am visiting . I have just been
> > told that this can be achived with a file favicon.ico at the root of the
> > site, and I check it with wget http://slashdot.org/favicon.ico
> > Could some kind soul create one of those babies from the Debian swirl?
> This was discussed before on some list, either -www or -devel... someone
> simply needs to provide us with a PNG image to put there, and we'll put it
> there. :)
Bullshit, some webmaster only has to decide make actually use of
Quoting a mail from me from one month ago or similar:
Erik Tews <firstname.lastname@example.org> explained to me what favicon.ico
is and where it is used. Debian has none but it's requested
grep favicon /var/log/apache/access.log|wc -l
In short, Erik also provided the swirl as favicon.ico. I wonder
if and how we (I?) should add it to the website? Add it to the
english directory with -kb and add a special rule to the makefile
so it gets copied with the install target?
Find the swirl at
And an example at
eeyes can display them.
So there is an image already. There was some discussion I was to lame
to follow (it's still in my mailbox therefore), but I remember there
were some objections.
All language designers are arrogant. Goes with the territory...
-- Larry Wall