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Toolbar generating 404's on my favicons?
WTH toolbar - quit cluttering my logs!
madmatt69




msg:3875265
 4:02 pm on Mar 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

For some reason I'm getting lots of these in my logs:

[20/Mar/2009:08:36:54 -0700] "GET /folder/favicon.ico HTTP/1.1" 404 23204 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; GoogleToolbar 5.0.2124.6042; Windows XP 5.1; MSIE 7.0.5730.11)"
[20/Mar/2009:08:36:55 -0700] "GET /folder/favicon.gif HTTP/1.1" 404 23204 "-" "Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; GoogleToolbar 5.0.2124.6042; Windows XP 5.1; MSIE 7.0.5730.11)"

Doesn't make any sense - I have a favicon.ico and it displays just fine.

So why is the toolbar making such a request? It's looking for the favicon in each sub directory. The favicon is in the root, just as it's supposed to be.

And then why does it also look for favicon.gif?

Very confused - has anyone else seen this?

 

jdMorgan




msg:3875331
 5:19 pm on Mar 20, 2009 (gmt 0)

I'd be a lot more worried about why your 404 response includes a 23,204-byte page in addition to the 404 header... Seems like that's a bit long for a 404 "help" page.

If necessary, internally rewrite all requests for favicon.ico at any subdirectory level, and all requests for favicon.gif to the actual filesystem location of your favicon file.

Jim

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