brannon brannon - 6 months ago 17
Javascript Question

How can I check to see if my favicon file is valid for IE?

My favicon works fine in FF, Chrome and Safari but not IE. All are modern versions, but I don't have exact version numbers.

<link rel='shortcut icon' href = '../images/favicon.png'>


It appears that in 2008 , IE was more particular ( see SO here ).

Google search here.

However, is there anyway I can troubleshoot my missing favicon further. Is IE the only browser that has a problem with .png files. Did they continue this tradition of difficulty in 2016?

Thanks for any help.

Answer

There is no reason not to use a .ico. Gimp is a free program which will convert your image to an .ico.

Convert it and use:

<link rel='shortcut icon' href = '../images/favicon.ico'>