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What is a “favicon”?

Posted by erich13 on January 10, 2008

  • According to Wikipedia, “A favicon (short for ‘favorites icon’), also known as a website icon, a page icon or an urlicon, is an icon associated with a particular website or webpage.”
  • According to Computer Desktop Encyclopdia, ” (FAVorites ICON) When a Web page is bookmarked, a favicon is the icon used in place of the standard icon next to the name in the Favorites list. The browser obtains the icon by looking for the FAVICON.ICO file on the Web site.”

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