[BUG] IE8 will endlessly request favicon.ico on self-301

Discussion in 'Internet Explorer' started by Richard Szalay, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. If a request to a favicon returns a 301 to the original URL, IE8 will
    endlessly request the favicon (in the background, of course).

    To repro:
    1. Start a web proxy (fiddler/charles)
    2. Navigate th01 (dot) deviantart (dot) com
    3. Look at the proxy output

    Expected:
    The 301 to the same url should either be ignored, or be stop at the redirect
    limit (15 by default if I'm not mistaken)

    Actual:
    IE endlessly requests the same URL, even after the original tab is closed,
    until the entire application is closed

    PS. The above URL is not spam, it's simply the site I noticed the bug on

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    Richard Szalay, Feb 25, 2010
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  2. Richard Szalay

    Dan Guest

    Unfortunately reporting bugs here is mostly a waste of time. You need to
    post this on the MS Connect site which is for product feedback and bug
    reports: http://connect.microsoft.com/

    I can confirm though that I can reproduce this here on IE8 XP SP3 in
    no-addons mode.
     
    Dan, Feb 25, 2010
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