[linux-elitists] Re: Repulsive Windows Web Icons

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Tue May 8 10:30:10 PDT 2001

on Tue, May 08, 2001 at 06:14:40PM +0100, Martin Ling (martin@pkl.net) wrote:
> 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 ...

How about exploiting some of the image-file description buffer-overflow
hacks mentioned in recent weeks?

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