Animated Favicons, Firefox Only?

By | September 12, 2007

Web BrowsersIs there anything wrong with the code itself or only Firefox (and Firefox based browsers) can handle animated favicons?

[link href="ico.gif" TYPE="image/gif" REL="icon"]
Changed <> with the [] so code would be visible.

I’ve checked this site with Internet Explorer 7, Firefox, Opera 9.23, Opera 9.5 Alpha, Safari 3.0.3 Beta, and only in Firefox I’ve seen animated favicon. Any ideas?

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Vygantas is a former web designer whose projects are used by companies such as AMD, NVIDIA and departed Westood Studios. Being passionate about software, Vygantas began his journalism career back in 2007 when he founded Having said that, he is also an adrenaline junkie who enjoys good books, fitness activities and Forex trading.

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  1. Mike says:

    Its because Firefox’s image code is used not only in the webpage but in the UI as well. It may interest you to know that Firefox’s UI is written in XML, CSS and javascript, and because the code that handles UI images (including the favicon) is the same code that handles images in webpages, it can support animated GIFs.

  2. IceArdor says:

    You can use &lt; &gt; or < > to escape the angle brackets.

    &lt; stands for less than
    &lt; stands for greater than

    I might be wrong on the 60 and 62. I haven’t used those in many years, as it’s easier to remember &lt; and &gt;.

  3. gr1b0k says:

    Mike Says, I think Opera uses image rendering not in web pages too. How does it render Skin?