[linux-elitists] Re: Repulsive Windows Web Icons

Martin Ling martin@pkl.net
Tue May 8 10:14:40 PDT 2001

On Tue, May 08, 2001 at 10:07:17AM -0700, Dan Wilder wrote:
> So that's all one of those little #$@! is?  A 16x16 BMP?  Anybody 
> have one around they're willing to try reading into a BMP-editor? 

IIRC (having had to deal with this silliness before), the original .ico
format (pre-Windows 95) was not BMP - but from 95 onwards it would read
any (FSVO) natively supported image type, at any size, and scale it to
16x16. Setting the icon for image/* types to '%1' to get thumbnails was
one of the few useful interface hacks. It was later innovated, of course...

ln -s favicon.png favicon.ico ...


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