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08/08/13
Apple Touch Icon
Filed under: P2PU, coding/programming
Posted by: Algot @ 3:55 pm

Periodically, I check my website statistics. One of the most interesting segments is the Failure Report. It shows what requests from visitors are failing. Any time a file accumulates a bunch of failed attempts, it catches my eye and I try to track down the problem.

Today, I noticed a new Failure. I had no idea what was wrong. A web search cured my ignorance.

Apple, Inc. has implemented a substitute for the “favicon” that standard web browsers put into the tab of a page. The idea is that mobile Apple devices can save copy of a page which interests the Apple user. When they do that, the designated “apple-touch-icon.png” is used as a launch button on the device.

Being the conscientious webmaster, I quickly remedied the problem by creating my very own apple-touch-icon.

Mobile Apple users, thanks for visiting.

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