What is this web site trying to do?

Mike McCarty Mike.McCarty at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 5 10:51:00 UTC 2007

Tim wrote:
> Frank Cox:
>>>Many web browsers (including Firefox) automatically look for and download a
> [favicon]
> Mike McCarty:
>>I use Mozilla, and I see nothing like what you describe.
> It used to be a configuration option, though probably via the
> about:config conglomeration, rather than in the user-friendly control
> panels.
>>>favicon.ico file if one exists in the root directory of your website.  That's
>>>the little doodad graphic that appears in your location bar beside the site
>>>name.  For example, if you go to my website:  http://www.melvilletheatre.com
>>>you will see a little film reel in your location bar.
>>Hmm. That's certainly something I would disable if I could, and if I
>>couldn't I'd change browsers. Sounds like a great opportunity for a
>>security breach.
> How so?  If you're browsing example.com, they already know it.  Getting

I'm not trying to keep them from getting that information.
I already know about that.


> can't.  There'd be far more exploit posibilities in the HTML rendering.


> Yours is the first post I've seen in years of someone wanting to avoid
> the favicons.  I've seen more conversations about trying to get them to
> show up, when they sometimes won't.

I can't imagine it, but dif'rent stroke for dif'rent folks.

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