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Favicon - User Agent bug in Compatibility Mode

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Evan, Feb 8, 2010.

  1. Evan

    Evan Flightless Bird

    Hi, I think I have found a small bug in IE 8 and I was wondering if anyone
    could confirm this was happening to them.

    Steps to reproduce:
    1) You need HTTP Watch, or IE Watch, or Fiddler running.
    2) Pick a site and add it to you list of sites for compatibility mode.
    3) Visit the site with your http watcher running.

    Bug:
    If you look at your user agent, it will be "compatible; MSIE 7.0 (etc.)" for
    all of your requests, EXCEPT for the request to favicon.ico, which will be
    "compatible; MSIE 8.0 (etc.)"

    This bug is more annoying than it seems, because switching the user agent
    can give the impression of a man-in-the-middle cookie interception.
     
  2. rob^_^

    rob^_^ Flightless Bird

    Hi Evan,

    I have raised a ticket at MS connect on your behalf.

    http://connect.microsoft.com/IE/fee...en-retrieving-favicon-may-be-causing-problems

    You should be able to navigate to the above URL and confirm the issue
    without having to join. You may need a Live ID though.

    IE8 is in the Maintenance stage, but any issues are accepted through the
    connect portal.

    mmm.... I can see situations where Tomcat servers may not return the site
    favicon resulting in the wrong icon being displayed in a tab leaf.

    Regards.

    "Evan" <Evan@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:5AF9EF12-CFD3-4474-A7DC-A93CAA061AFB@microsoft.com...
    > Hi, I think I have found a small bug in IE 8 and I was wondering if anyone
    > could confirm this was happening to them.
    >
    > Steps to reproduce:
    > 1) You need HTTP Watch, or IE Watch, or Fiddler running.
    > 2) Pick a site and add it to you list of sites for compatibility mode.
    > 3) Visit the site with your http watcher running.
    >
    > Bug:
    > If you look at your user agent, it will be "compatible; MSIE 7.0 (etc.)"
    > for
    > all of your requests, EXCEPT for the request to favicon.ico, which will be
    > "compatible; MSIE 8.0 (etc.)"
    >
    > This bug is more annoying than it seems, because switching the user agent
    > can give the impression of a man-in-the-middle cookie interception.
     

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