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Mobile Safari requests for apple-touch-icon.png variants

     
11:48 pm on Jan 8, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I have created a 57x57 pixel apple-touch-icon.png graphic for Mobile Safari visitors, but I am also getting requests for other variants:

apple-touch-icon-precomposed.png
apple-touch-icon-114x114.png
apple-touch-icon-114x114-precomposed.png

Do I need to create these too, and if so what are they for exactly? What's the difference between the precomposed and non-precomposed variants?
1:08 am on Jan 9, 2011 (gmt 0)

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According to the Apple developer site,this will stop the browser from adding effects such as "gloss":

If you use apple-touch-icon-precomposed.png as the filename, Safari on iOS won't add any effects to the icon.

[developer.apple.com...]
7:08 am on Jan 10, 2011 (gmt 0)

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I've been ignoring, ie: 404 on these requests. Is there a benefit to deal with these requests (and other PNG... many from Google) in some other manner?
 

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