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Velika Srbija
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Joined: Jan 15, 2002
Posts: 172
What way I could embed custom icon image in an "Address field" of IE when sending regular .jsp file?
Nico Krijnen

Joined: Oct 22, 2002
Posts: 2
Just put a windows .ico file with the name 'favicon.ico' in the root of your server. You can create .ico files with third party software (for instance Microangelo), see
Bear Bibeault
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Joined: Jan 10, 2002
Posts: 63858

Firstly, be sure that your icon file follows all the "rules" of being a true Windows icon file. Then place it somewhere accessible on your server.
It doesn't matter what you name it.
Secondly, add the following tag to the <head> section of your html or JSP page:

For example, if bear.ico were in the same folder as the html file:

Note that this is not part of the W3C standard so browser support is spotty. IE6 only appears to show the icon when the page is saved as a bookmark. Mozilla shows the icon right away, but not in the bookmark.
I'm also assuming that this is Windows-only since the .ico format is a Windows format, but I'm not at my Mac to test it out at the moment.
P.S. This should probably be moved to the HTML forum since it's not really JSP-related.
[ October 22, 2002: Message edited by: Bear Bibeault ]

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