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Chris Martucci
Hey, I use NetNewsWire Lite, and the favicon for my blog won't show up. The icons show up for every other blog, just not for mine. Here's some relevant source code:

CODE
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="http://29.media.tumblr.com/avatar_633803b1a032_16.png" />
<link rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" href="http://whatblag.com/rss">

Any ideas? Thanks.
Frederiek
Have you tried renaming the image to favicon.png?
Darin McGrew
I see the favicon just fine at http://whatblag.com/ (Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, all on Mac). But it's using a different image from the one in the code snippet that you posted.
Frederiek
You're right about that. Nevertheless, if you subscribe to his RSS, not using a browser but using NetNewsWire (Lite or not), there's no image indicating his blog.
Chris Martucci
QUOTE(Frederiek @ May 19 2011, 02:12 AM) *

Have you tried renaming the image to favicon.png?

Like this?
CODE
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/_seENakxr7eg/TdVAkAEZn7I/AAAAAAAAABg/GAkSqSF4VRc/favicon.png" />

The image shows up in my browser, but still not in NetNewsWire.
Frederiek
Try adding the TYPE attribute to your RSS/XML feed file, so it will look like this:
<?xml-link rel="shortcut Icon" href="favicon.png" type="x-icon"?>

Generally, favicons are looked for at the root of a domain, though you can put it in a folder, as long as the path is correct.

I have some test feeds on my localhost; one is a .rss and the other a .xml. Though both have a link (as above) to my favicon.ico (at the root of my localhost), only the .xml version will show the favicon in NetNewsWire.

On the other hand, the CNN feed to which I have a subscription, is a .rss feed and it shows their favicon. Looking at the source of the feed, they coded it with <image> pointing to another domain too and it works.

CODE
<image>
<title>CNN.com</title>
<link>http://www.cnn.com/?eref=rss_topstories</link>
<url>http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/.element/img/1.0/logo/cnn.logo.rss.gif</url>
<width>144</width>
<height>33</height>
<description>CNN.com delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more.</description>
</image>

I don't know if that will help.
Chris Martucci
Well, I found out that NetNewsWire takes the icon from the favicon.ico file. So, I emailed Tumblr to see if I could change it, and they said I couldn't. So I guess that's the end of that. Thanks for the help everyone. smile.gif
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