Including a default Favicon for fresh instalations

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Re: Including a default Favicon for fresh instalations

Post by callumacrae » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:32 am

TheKiller wrote:I dont know what do you mean by a timestamp for favicon loading... :?
It reduces the need to download it to see whether it has changed. Say the timestamp is the same as the timestamp of the favicon in the cache, it knows the favicon is up to date. If the timestamp is greater, it will download the updated favicon.

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Re: Including a default Favicon for fresh instalations

Post by Dragosvr92 » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:42 pm

Well my idea still stands. Would be nice to include a favicon.ico which describes phpbb :D
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Re: Including a default Favicon for fresh instalations

Post by callumacrae » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:28 pm

TheKiller wrote:Well my idea still stands. Would be nice to include a favicon.ico which describes phpbb :D
I disagree with this - the favicon should reflect the site, not the software that powers it.
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Re: Including a default Favicon for fresh instalations

Post by Dragosvr92 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:57 pm

callumacrae wrote:
TheKiller wrote:Well my idea still stands. Would be nice to include a favicon.ico which describes phpbb :D
I disagree with this - the favicon should reflect the site, not the software that powers it.
You kinda have a point... But prosilver comes with the phpbb logo, right?
The people can change it if they wish with their own.
The Instalation could come with a favicon, and people could just replace the existing favicon with their own, same as they do with the phpbb logo.

If im not mistaken Internet Explorer Requests the favicon in the root or otherwise it will fill your error log with the missing favicon.
EDit:
The Favicon could be also the default no-icon from firefox, or just a transparent 1px image. just so you wont have the missing error. :)
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Re: Including a default Favicon for fresh instalations

Post by callumacrae » Tue Aug 16, 2011 2:48 pm

That's just IE being rubbish, it is not the responsibility of either the forum owner or the forum software to work around this.

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Re: Including a default Favicon for fresh instalations

Post by Dragosvr92 » Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:14 pm

callumacrae wrote:That's just IE being rubbish, it is not the responsibility of either the forum owner or the forum software to work around this.

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I know, but i think it might be nice to make it work under any browsers :)
i personally hate All IE Versions. And i dont feel we should support them. But it would be nice to make your site look nice, even if some dumb persons dont get over it and upgrade to a modern browser.

Well, i gave my point. If you think this should be included fine :)
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Re: Including a default Favicon for fresh instalations

Post by bantu » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:52 pm

Please take the following into account:
  • There is no guarantee that phpBB is installed in the web root.
  • Different folders can have different favicons.

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Re: Including a default Favicon for fresh instalations

Post by Dragosvr92 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:06 pm

bantu wrote:Please take the following into account:
  • There is no guarantee that phpBB is installed in the web root.
  • Different folders can have different favicons.
Good point. I take back my suggestion :?
Maybe just include the favicons into the style and load them by html, ? :lol:
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Re: Including a default Favicon for fresh instalations

Post by Vinny » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:23 pm

Vinny wrote:It would be better in: /images/ or styles/(style-name)/theme/images/
bantu wrote:There is no guarantee that phpBB is installed in the web root.
TheKiller wrote:Maybe just include the favicons into the style and load them by html, ?
I think it looks good in styles. A style author would like to insert a favicon with the theme of style.

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Re: Including a default Favicon for fresh instalations

Post by Arty » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:46 pm

What if website already has a favicon in root directory? Having a favicon in style would overwrite it, so I think its a bad idea.

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