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  1. #1
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    Why http:// errors in log file?

    I am seeing this in our log file even though the favicon.ico is in place. Any ideas why?

    File does not exist: /public_html/http://www.domain.com/favicon.ico

    Was there an error in HTML somewhere on our web pages?

    Normally, for File does not exist, it would show something like:

    File does not exist: /public_html/file.html

    and not the entire http:// part.

    Any ideas?

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    I'm guessing there is a / in front of the url in the webpage, so the browser is requesting the file:
    http://www.domain.com/http://www.domain.com/favicon.ico

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    I was afraid of something like that. Would this be in the HEAD tag or in an href tag. Would appreciate any help in trouble shooting this puppy.

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    Firefox (very bad idea) ignores the meta definition of the favicon. meaning it doesn't wait to see if it's specified. Instead it checks every single time it hits a site to see if it's there. Thus causing considerable false errors which is what you're describing.

    IE does not check for the file unless it's definied.

    That doesn't answer the strange path question. just pointing something out.
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    I just opened up FF and surfed the site. No errors. Entered an invalid URL and that showed up in the logs but no favicon error. So any ideas?

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    If firefox ignores the meta tags (which I don't think is true), and you don't get a problem with firefox, then, I'd look in the meta tags.

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    I stated that wrong. it doesn't ignore the meta tag. It just looks for a favico even if there is none specified.

    Sorry for the mis-communication on my part.

    Also, the new firefox may have resolved this.
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    I see. That fav file is there. The meta tag actaully contains the full http:// path to that file so not sure why it's giving us that error.

    Any more thoughts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mealto
    I see. That fav file is there. The meta tag actaully contains the full http:// path to that file so not sure why it's giving us that error.

    Any more thoughts?
    I'd remove the http path. I have:

    Code:
    <link rel="icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
    <link rel="shortcut icon" href="/favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon" />
    in the head section of my HTML and I've not had a problem with any browsers of any lineage for several years now. Can you try that and see if it works?
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