user784637 user784637 - 7 months ago 20
HTML Question

Do you have to include <link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />?

I didn't include the following line of code in my head tag, however my favicon still appears in my browser:

<link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />


What's the purpose of including it?

Answer

If you don't call the favicon, favicon.ico, you can use that tag to specify the actual path (incase you have it in an images/ directory). The browser/webpage looks for favicon.ico in the root directory by default.

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