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Thread: Difference between shortcut icon and icon?

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    Default Difference between shortcut icon and icon?

    Hello

    I was cleaning the html a bit and noticed there are 2 tags for the favicon:
    - shortcut icon
    - icon

    What is the difference between these?

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    Anyone????

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    Its used for IE.. since IE has to be difficult, it uses one of those tags. Cant remember and the other browsers use the other.

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    Hello,

    should rel= be "icon" or "shortcut icon" for favicons?

    I have favicons working in Firefox, but not IE. I have it typed as "icon" right now. But it looks like IE might want "shortcut icon" instead.

    Does Firefox support "shortcut icon" for the favicon rel= description? Hopefully there is a description that will work for both Firefox and IE.

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