[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

    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)

    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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