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I have a few issues with favicons.

1) ocPortal favicon images do not work in IE8.

2) The theme image uploader (both flash version and standard version) do not allow .ico files.

3) The file format error message that the flash version of the image uploader gives you does not expand the {2} arg.

4) If I choose to use the normal uploader instead of the flash uploader, there is no option to switch back.

(I hope I'm not keeping Chris too busy with all the issues I'm posting :()

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Thanks, I do appreciate bug reports a lot actually.

1- I think it's just that you need to reopen IE after favouriting a site for a favicon to kick in. Lame I know.

2- ico needs adding to the general list of allowed file types in the Security options (Admin Zone > Setup > Configuration > Security options). We'll add it to the defaults for the next release.

3- Indeed, we'll fix this.

4- It's in the URL. So when you return to the site it'll be back to normal.


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Chris Graham said

Thanks, I do appreciate bug reports a lot actually.
In that case I think you can look forward to a few more from me :P. My next set will be on blogs, once I eliminate potential user errors and double check my understanding of how blogs are supposed to work in ocPortal.

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1- I think it's just that you need to reopen IE after favouriting a site for a favicon to kick in. Lame I know.

2- ico needs adding to the general list of allowed file types in the Security options (Admin Zone > Setup > Configuration > Security options). We'll add it to the defaults for the next release.

3- Indeed, we'll fix this.

4- It's in the URL. So when you return to the site it'll be back to normal.
1) Its not that. Even ocportal.com has the same problem. From the little googling I did about the problem it looks like you need to be a magician to get it working.

2) Yep, it was set in "valid image types", but not "valid file types"

4) Ok, but I would have expected a link to appear to be able to change back so that it behaves almost like a toggle. Checking the URL is not something the we should have to do.

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I saw somewhere that some browsers need you add some code to your <head> for favicons to work. No idea how'd you'd achieve this in OCP though.

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clawcity said

I saw somewhere that some browsers need you add some code to your <head> for favicons to work.
We know what needs to be done, its just that the info on the exact syntax to be used is not consistent. What works for some people does not appear to work for others.

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No idea how'd you'd achieve this in OCP though.
Chris will know exactly where the changes need to go, and for us it shouldn't take to long to find with some simple searches. But for us to test it we don't need ocPortal, we just place a simple test page on the server and test it that way. I did exactly that with some of the info I found, but with no luck. It's a trivial fix if you can find the right info.

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Right, turns out MS fixed this in IE9 which is what I'd tested on.

The problem is in HEADER.tpl the favicon line needs to say rel="shortcut icon", whilst currently it says just rel="icon".


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Chris Graham said

Right, turns out MS fixed this in IE9 which is what I'd tested on.

The problem is in HEADER.tpl the favicon line needs to say rel="shortcut icon", whilst currently it says just rel="icon".
That fixed it Chris, but its strange because that was one of the changes I tried on my test page on the server.

This has always been one of the big issues with IE, it has so many quirks you can never be sure if you have really gotten everything in exactly the right spot.

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