[wp-trac] Re: [WordPress Trac] #3426: Should include default favicon

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Fri Dec 12 21:46:19 GMT 2008

#3426: Should include default favicon
 Reporter:  robertaccettura  |        Owner:  cpoteet 
     Type:  enhancement      |       Status:  reopened
 Priority:  normal           |    Milestone:          
Component:  General          |      Version:          
 Severity:  trivial          |   Resolution:          
 Keywords:  favicon          |  
Comment (by mrmist):

 Not a lot of negative spin really though is there, as this was closed 2
 years ago and not a peep since.

 Generally -1 on this, I think.

 It's added complexity in the installation, because rather than just
 dropping a zip, you're having to have an installer that shifts .ico files

 Absolutely -1 to just dropping the .ico file in regardless, potentially
 undoing people's work.

 To be honest, if you're a web hosting provider worried about the cost of
 not serving up .ico files, you could implement your own host-wide policy
 on it.

 Likewise if you are a site owner interested in having a favicon, then
 you'd already have one.

 Lastly I think part of the point of a favicon is to distinguish one site
 from another by its icon.  That is somewhat diluted if all the default WP
 installs have the same icon.

 I think this is generally more plugin land.

Ticket URL: <http://trac.wordpress.org/ticket/3426#comment:11>
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