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Bug 11704 - step 5: <link rel=icon>
Summary: step 5: <link rel=icon>
Alias: None
Product: WHATWG
Classification: Unclassified
Component: HTML (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Hardware: Other other
: P3 normal
Target Milestone: Unsorted
Assignee: Ian 'Hixie' Hickson
QA Contact: contributor
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-01-09 11:45 UTC by contributor
Modified: 2012-07-18 18:48 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Description contributor 2011-01-09 11:45:10 UTC

step 5: <link rel=icon>

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Comment 1 Philip Jägenstedt 2011-01-09 11:49:03 UTC
1. What if there are multiple <link rel=icon> elements?

2. URL should be in href="", not text content (other instances of this problem were fixed in
Comment 2 Philip Jägenstedt 2011-01-09 13:41:02 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> 2. URL should be in href="", not text content (other instances of this problem
> were fixed in

Sorry, I misread the spec, it adds <icon>URL</icon>, not <link rel=icon>URL</link> as I thought.
Comment 3 Philip Jägenstedt 2011-01-09 13:47:11 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> 1. What if there are multiple <link rel=icon> elements?

As for this, the Atom spec states, for some reason, that "atom:feed elements MUST NOT contain more than one atom:icon element.", so picking the same as a browser would (first or last?) seems reasonable.

Unfortunately, complains about "Unregistered link relationship" if trying to use <link rel="icon" href="URL"/> in Atom, or that would have been a workaround.
Comment 4 Ian 'Hixie' Hickson 2011-02-08 01:06:48 UTC
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Status: Accepted
Change Description: see diff given below

#1: clarified that it's the first such element that is used.

#2: invalid per comment 2.

I'd do something more clever with the icon, but I figure we'll wait to see whether enough people really care before going crazy here.
Comment 5 contributor 2011-02-08 01:07:19 UTC
Checked in as WHATWG revision r5849.
Check-in comment: clarify which rel=icon you use when converting to Atom, if there are many