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.