Friday, December 28, 2007

Web Devs -Favicon not showing up in IE

I found a stupid solution on the internet today:


<link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico?">

The ? is the key - just the link didn't do it.

IE8 Team - are you listening? How about fixing some nagging little issues like this, and the insane caching that breaks all the rules, and the spidered history files all over the hard drive?

16 comments:

susi said...

I just spent hours trying to solve this issue for my website, slowly getting desperate - and then I find this and your solution works! Unbelievable. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Oh! Awesome! Best answer so far. Many thanks!

Anonymous said...

The BEST solution YET!

Olga said...

Thank you a lot!!! For few hours I tried to fix ie bug, and this thing worked ina second! Thank you!

Ronnie Ann said...

Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. This IE bug was really bugging me. And although it took a few minutes to show up - I cleared cache and reopened my browser), I added the ? and there it was at last. Much appreciated!

Ronnie Ann

Lacey said...

Thank you! that helped me out!

Anonymous said...

the question mark solves the problem.. How bizzare.

Saurabh said...

how did u come to know to put "?" over there ? n yes as everyone says , good solution...

billcreswell said...

I believe it all comes down to IE's broken "cache" system. Changing the url with a question mark does not change where the browser looks for the favicon, but does change the url so that IE does not look in it's saved files.

Anonymous said...

This fix works great! IE8 has so many quirks, a web developer can go crazy trying to make sites browser compatible. I hear they are already making an IE9. Typical MS move, let's make something new instead of fixing the current issues!

sacbeme said...

Thanks buddy.
Yea let's all rail at IE.
Mozilla 4 Life!!!

billcreswell said...

Well, I do like FF, but I have been loving Chrome, and now Opera 10.52 (linux) has caught my eye. Blazing fast.

TeCh_GuY said...

Worked like a charm on my site.
www.pcrtechsc.net

billcreswell said...

Glad this could help you guys.

Brendie said...

Thank you!!

varumr said...

Had spent hrs to get this solved, but in Vein. This worked like a Magic. Unbelieveable.. but worked.