[whatwg] <link rel=icon width="" height="">

Ian Hickson ian at hixie.ch
Tue Apr 29 18:52:08 PDT 2008

(With my rarely-used Google hat on:)

The Gears team has an API that allows authors to specify a set of icons:


They used a scripted API, but when I tried to get them to use a 
declarative API, they said that the main reason they used a scripted one 
is that the declarative options didn't have a way to specify dimensions.

This is a proposal to add "height" and "width" attributes to <link> 
specifically for the case of rel=icon, so that authors can provide 
multiple icons and let the UA decide which to use based on their size 
(without having to download them all to find out which is best).


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