A favicon (short for favorites icon), also known as a shortcut icon, website icon, URL icon, or bookmark icon is a 16×16 or 32×32 pixel square icon associated with a particular website or webpage. The favicon of this wiki is . Favicons are usually an ICO-type images, but any type of image can be linked to, as a favicon. It is better to have an ICO image as a favicon so it will have a higher chance to be rendered properly. Browsers that provide favicon support typically display a page's favicon in the browser's address bar which is next to the page's name in a list of bookmarks. Browsers that support a tabbed document interface typically show a page's favicon next to the page's title on the tab.
Here is an example of what the favicon looks like on a tab bar:
The following format is cross-browser compatible and is supported by Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, and Opera.
<link rel="icon" href="http://www.example.com/myicon.ico" />
The following is also acceptable:
<link rel="icon" href="/somepath/myicon.ico" />
You can also use any type of image as a favicon:
<link rel="icon" href="/somepath/BG.png" />
<link rel="icon" href="/somepath/Logo.gif" />