Since favicon has been introduced by Microsoft, browsers have implemented it. The issue is that it is using the well-known location anti-pattern. So each time you are accessing a Web page for the first time such as
http://example.org, the browser will make two HTTP requests:
You could set up a server and look at the results in your logs
127.0.0.1 - - [15/Feb/2011 20:28:25] "GET / HTTP/1.1" 200 - 127.0.0.1 - - [15/Feb/2011 20:28:25] "GET /favicon.ico HTTP/1.1" 200 -
There is a proper way to add a favicon to your site.
<link rel="icon" type="image/png" href="/somewhere/myicon.png" />
I was curious if there was a way to remove the request of the favicon.
ps: if you know for other browsers, leave a comment.