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Why can IE 8 get some favicon of some website but not the others?

Why can IE 8 get some favicon of some website but not the others?

IE 8 (on Win 7 64 bit) can get the fav icon (the tiny icon to the left of the address and which will show to the left of the bookmark if you add that link to the link bar of IE 8).

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Guest [Entry]

"The site you are referring to has the current reference in the html head:

<link rel=""shortcut icon"" href=""http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v43/96/43016202276/app_2_43016202276_3195.gif"" />

It should have a reference to a .ico file as well in order to work well on all browsers.

More information on favicons can be found on wikipedia."
Guest [Entry]

"Sometimes favicons can be 'refreshed' by clearing your cache/internet history. Also, try pressing CTRL + F5 to force a full refresh of the page.

Also, it is difficult to test your problem when the site you link to requires a login (I don't have an account there). Do you have any other examples?"