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

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

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