IE 5 Custom Web Page/Favorites Icon

Your website can show a custom icon in the IE 5 Address bar and on the Favorites menu by including the HTML code below in your web page's HEAD section. The HREF attribute can be a relative or absolute path as show below. To show an icon without using any HTML, you can put a file named "favicon.ico" in the root directory of your domain. The icon must contain a 16x16 version of the icon (but may also contain other formats). Microsoft's documentation states that the icon will appear in the Address bar only if the user has saved a shortcut to the web in his or Favorites folder, but I've noticed that it also works if a shortcut to the web page is saved on my Windows Desktop.

See my tip titled "Add Web Page to Users Favorites" to do just that.

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