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Offline CivicScootin

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Im having some issues with my custom favicon not showing in IE8, Oprea (latest version) as well as Chrome (latest version)..

However my custom favicon does show fine on Firefox (latest version) on my PC as well as other "outside" PC's running Firefox also..

I know a normal favicon.ico should be labeled like this between <head> ~ </head>..
Witch it is and the script would be labeled like this:
  <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" >

However Im using an animated .GIF favicon..
This is where the issue is found as the custom .gif icon works only on Firefox and is scripted like this between <head> ~ </head>:
  <link rel="icon" type="image/gif" href="animated_favicon1.gif" >

My issue is why the custom "animated_favicon1.gif" is only showing in Firefox and not with in any other Internet browsers..
(exsample: On IE8 it will still show the IE logo with in the tabs.. Not the custom favicon)

Anyone have any ideas why the custom favicon is not showing?..
Thanks for your time..

Specs:
Beta 266
RAWR-Template-0.1.2
Also if its any help Im using this site (link below) to make my custom animated favicon:
http://www.html-kit.com/favicon/

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Re: Favicon not showing in IE or Opera & others - Works fine in FireFox
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2010, 11:01:22 AM »
Try this, your href was relative.

<link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/gif" href="/animated_favicon1.gif" />

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Re: Favicon not showing in IE or Opera & others - Works fine in FireFox
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2010, 06:17:12 PM »
Try this, your href was relative.

<link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/gif" href="/animated_favicon1.gif" />
Thanks for the help however the animated icon is still a no go on all other browsers but Firefox..

Hmm..
Im trully not sure what could be wrong..
Thanks anyways

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Re: Favicon not showing in IE or Opera & others - Works fine in FireFox
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 05:29:32 AM »
Two things... Maybe enable animated images is turned off in those browsers if animated favicons needs that enabled.   Or maybe those browsers don't support animated favicons to begin with.
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Re: Favicon not showing in IE or Opera & others - Works fine in FireFox
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2010, 07:00:27 AM »
Two things... Maybe enable animated images is turned off in those browsers if animated favicons needs that enabled.   Or maybe those browsers don't support animated favicons to begin with.
The animated images (.gifs) work fine other then the favicon.gif..
However I do believe your on to something as I used IE to test a site that has an animated favicon.gif..

Sure enough the gif does not show - however a static favicon.ico does show and replaces the IE logo..

Im sure this will work as well with in HFS..

So Ill do some testing and see what plays out..

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Sure enough a static favicon.ico works just fine!..

I just added both both links for the animated and none animated favicon between the <head> ~ </head>..

So its layed out like this:
<head> ~
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" >
    <link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/gif" href="/animated_favicon1.gif" />
~ </head>


I guess the other web browsers do not support animated favicon.gif's with in there tabs..
Hmm ~ interesting..

Thanks for the help ya'll,
Civic/Scootin

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Re: Favicon not showing in IE or Opera & others - Works fine in FireFox
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 08:58:47 AM »
your problem is not related to HFS, so don't forget to ask for help on generic web authoring forums