Neil Schemenauer's Web Log


November 17, 2004

Firefox requests favicon.ico on every page view

I have a site does not have a /favicon.ico. Firefox requests it on every page view (resulting in a 404 Not Found error), even if the page itself is cached. Stupid. It took a little searching to find the right bug. There are many favicon bugs in Mozilla's bug tracker. They should not have enabled auto loading of favicon. Using an explict "link" tag is much better.

November 10, 2004

Having Vim ignore files with certain extensions

Check out the wildignore option. For example, add to your .vimrc:

set wildignore+=*.pyc