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IE8 and favicon


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22 August 2009 at 7:02am Community Member, 108 Posts

I'm not able to see the favicon in IE8.

Has anyone been able to solve this little pesky problem for ie8? It works in ie7, firefox but not ie8 - weird.

The code I have on all the pages is:

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

Thanks for any insight,



22 August 2009 at 10:42am (Last edited: 22 August 2009 10:44am), Community Member, 243 Posts

Hi TerryMiddleton,

The <link> that you showed is the default that is in the SS Template and isn't valid XHTML (that i know of). Our trusty friend Wikipedia comes to the rescue here (

<link rel="icon" type="image/" href="/somepath/image.ico" />

I use that for my sites and it shows in IE8... Maybe a rare example of microsoft complying to standards? Either that or because i put my favicons in the root and it finds them :P

If you have an icon in the root (/favicon.ico is a file) then browsers tend to pick that up automatically.

Make sure you have a favicon and it is where you address it, or for ease put it in the root.