I was reading the Favicon page on Wikipedia. They mention the HTML 5 spec for Favicon:
The current HTML5 specification recommends specifying size icons in multiple sizes using the attributes rel="icon" sizes="space-separated list of icon dimensions" within a tag. [source] Multiple icon formats, including container formats such as Microsoft .ico and Macintosh .icns files, as well as Scalable Vector Graphics may be provided by including the icon's content type in the form of type="file content-type" within the tag.
Looking at the cited article (W3) they show this example:
<link rel=icon href=favicon.png sizes="16x16" type="image/png"> <link rel=icon href=windows.ico sizes="32x32 48x48" type="image/vnd.microsoft.icon"> <link rel=icon href=mac.icns sizes="128x128 512x512 8192x8192 32768x32768"> <link rel=icon href=iphone.png sizes="57x57" type="image/png"> <link rel=icon href=gnome.svg sizes="any" type="image/svg+xml">
My question is do any browsers support the HTML 5 method?
Note: I know Apple uses their
apple-touch-icon meta tag method over the HTML5 method.
The wikipedia article claims:
The Google Chrome web browser however, will select the closest matching size from those provided in the HTML headers to create 128×128 pixel application icons when the user chooses the Create application shortcuts… from the "Tools" menu.
How does Internet Explorer (v9 to v11) and Firefox handle this? And is the article correct in how Chrome handles the HTML Favicons? (There is no source cited for Chrome confirming this.)
In searching I wasn't able to really find any (credible) info on HTML 5 Favicon other than the Wikipedia Article.