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Favicon with javascript to spare a http-request - Geebee - 08-15-2013 09:27 PM

This sounds wise:

http://www.adrikodde.nl/blog/2013/append-favicon-javascript

:-)

Are there any objections against doing this?


RE: Favicon with javascript to spare a http-request - pmeenan - 08-15-2013 10:26 PM

Not sure it's worth the effort. The favicon is usually a low-priority resource that browsers load lazily after the onload and you'd be moving those bytes into some shared javascript code that is loaded earlier.

It's a cool hack but I don't think I'd recommend doing it on a production site unless you had a compelling need to.


RE: Favicon with javascript to spare a http-request - Geebee - 08-16-2013 09:12 AM

Thanks Patrick, food for thought! :-)


RE: Favicon with javascript to spare a http-request - andydavies - 08-16-2013 12:47 PM

(08-15-2013 10:26 PM)pmeenan Wrote:  Not sure it's worth the effort. The favicon is usually a low-priority resource that browsers load lazily after the onload and you'd be moving those bytes into some shared javascript code that is loaded earlier.

It's a cool hack but I don't think I'd recommend doing it on a production site unless you had a compelling need to.

+1

Without even considering the overhead of jQuery suspect it has a slightly negative impact.

Still need a favicon.ico on disk as many crawlers and other tools expect it to be there.