It could be just www or both; it depends on how your website is set up. I expect it is both.
Originally Posted by JAA149
The favicon.ico should go into the public_html folder. I think most people regard the public_html directory as the root directory as far as your website is concerned. In addition you can add a link in the head section of every page (There must always be a favicon in the root directory and then you can have a different one also with .ico extension in the head section if you want):-
5 - Made a valid .ico file as favicon.ico. It is is a blinking "JJ"
6 - Now when I place the favicon.ico file in the public_html folder, the icon shows in Firefox3.5.5 but not in IE8. Also by placing the favicon.ico file in the rrot directory and removing it from the public_html folder, it does not work neither in Firefox or IE.
7 - If I try to put a html code in the index.html file as
a - <link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon">
It does not work. I have tried every thing. Deleting cache files, deleting TIF(Temp Internet Files) but nothing seems to work to show the favicon in IE 8. I have also tried all the variations as well as HTML snippet but nada.
<link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/x-icon" href="favicon.ico">
or change the path if the file is in a sub-directory.
In addition to clearing the cache in IE8 I expect you have to clear the History as well. If it doesn't work through IE8 Tools, try it by Highlighting Favorits and right-click and delete all entries like Today, Yesterday, etc. Also delete any Favorit bookmarks you have to your site and set them again later.
Last edited by Wickham; 08 Nov 2009 at 01:07 AM.
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WIN7; IE9, Firefox, Opera, Chrome and Safari for Windows; screen resolution usually 1366*768.
Also IE6 on W98 with 800*600 and IE8 on Vista 1440*900.