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Status: Fixed
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Closed: Jun 2010
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OS: All
Pri: 3
Type: Bug

Blocked on:
issue 9881

issue chromium-os:3776
issue 185594

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Favicons are not updated when the DOM changes the favicon

Project Member Reported by, Apr 10 2009

Issue description

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Change the href attribute of a <link rel=icon>

What is the expected output? 

The favicon in the tab should be updated.

What do you see instead?

The favicon stays the same provides a drawing surface and it updates the 
favicon by setting the data url of the link element. In Firefox the favicon 
updates in real time. Nothing happens to the favicon in Chromium.


Comment 1 by, Apr 10 2009

Blockedon: 9881
If the link is removed from the dom and another one is added, the icon is changed. But 
if done async via setTimeout, the change sometimes works and sometimes it doesn't. See 
page Works well in firefox. 

Comment 3 by, Oct 1 2009

 Issue 18613  has been merged into this issue.
I can't get the icon to change any way I try.

Comment 5 by, Dec 18 2009

Labels: -Area-BrowserUI Area-UI-Features
Area-UI-Features label replaces Area-BrowserUI label

Comment 6 by, Feb 1 2010

Labels: -Pri-3 -Size-Medium -Area-UI-Features Pri-2 Area-WebKit
Status: Assigned

Comment 7 by, Feb 5 2010

Labels: Mstone-5
Yoah, would you mind putting your demo back up? (Getting a 404 now.) I'd be really
interested how you did this. takes a similar
approach (not async, though), but it doesn't seem to work in Chrome
It wasn't my demo, and seems to be back up now.

Comment 10 by, Feb 24 2010

I added back the files, which were accidentally deleted. The async case seems to be 
working consistently well now.
I have a webkit patch I'm trying to get through that will allow us to solve this in 
Labels: -Mstone-5 Mstone-6

Comment 13 by, Apr 13 2010

 Issue 40545  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 14 by, Apr 13 2010

Labels: Feature-Extensions apps-related
Labels: Iteration-2 R-7
Status: Started
The webkit patch went in ( The chromium 
fix should be straight forward.
I think you landed a fix for this, right?
This seems to be fixed in 6.0.401.1 dev

Comment 18 by, May 21 2010

 Issue 42195  has been merged into this issue.

Comment 19 by, May 21 2010

Confirm fixed in Chrome 6.0.408.1 (Official Build 47574) dev

davemoore, can the status be updated?

Comment 20 by, Jun 15 2010

Labels: Pri-3

Comment 21 by, Jun 28 2010

Status: Fixed
 Issue #99549  demonstrates this same problem in certain situations.

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Comment 24 by, Apr 30 2012

implementation seems buggy, see  Issue #121333 
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Comment 25 by, Oct 13 2012

Blockedon: -chromium:9881
Blocking: -chromium-os:3776 chromium-os:3776
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Comment 26 by, Mar 10 2013

Labels: -Area-WebKit -Mstone-6 -Feature-Extensions Cr-Content Cr-Platform-Extensions M-6
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Comment 27 by, Mar 13 2013

Labels: -Restrict-AddIssueComment-Commit Restrict-AddIssueComment-EditIssue
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Comment 28 by, Apr 6 2013

Labels: -Cr-Content Cr-Blink

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