Edge doesnt allow base64 images for favicons

Confirmed Issue #7480412 • Assigned to Adam B.

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Author
Ben M.
Created
May 7, 2016
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Steps to reproduce

Microsoft Edge does not appear to allow base64 images for favicons. If you attempt to do so there is no change to the favicon. This affects many sites which change the favicon based on notifications on that tab.

Running the following code in Chrome or Firefox changes the favicon to some lovely bacon:

$('link[rel="shortcut icon"], link[rel=icon]').attr('href', 'data:image/png;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAACAAAAAgBAMAAACBVGfHAAAAGFBMVEX///92AAD/ZWX/y5mZZTPcAADMmGYAAADt91N9AAAAAXRSTlMAQObYZgAAAAFiS0dEAIgFHUgAAAAJcEhZcwAACxMAAAsTAQCanBgAAAAHdElNRQffAw8VFyuDrXKRAAAARElEQVQoz2NgKAcBBhCAsjAFjJWMoQIQFroAQQUM5WmhaVABCAtTwCXUBSoAYWEIAGlBuIggRAm6AGFrCAmMML8QinwA5Ll18Uv3u78AAAAASUVORK5CYII=');

Running it in Edge causes no effect.

See also: https://github.com/honestbleeps/Reddit-Enhancement-Suite/issues/2855

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Christian F.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Dave B.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Dave B.” to “Warren S.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Warren S.” to “Adam B.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    • Any idea when this will be serviced?

    • Never is the short answer.

      Favicons supported by any other browser (even IE11) are not supported in Edge.

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