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favicon not displaying in FF or chrome

I am redesigning a website for a client, and the favicon does not display in firefox or chrome, but does  display in MSIE.
A current page of the new site is http://www.beadedanimals.net/test.asp
the favicon is called favicon.ico, is located in the root, and there are also two lines of code to identify it:
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon"/>
<link rel="icon" href="favicon.ico" type="image/x-icon"/>

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Any ideas why this does not appear and how to get it to appear?

Thank you.
Lev Seltzer
Lev Seltzer
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Michael DyerCommented:
Your favicon should be a 16x16 .ico file.

Place the icon in the root directory of your site.

Link with:  <link rel="shortcut icon" type="image/x-icon" href="/favicon.ico" />
Was there a different favicon before - like all things it is cached.
You don't need to specify the location as it will automatically be loaded from the root anyway.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Firefox seems to keep changing their policy about displaying 'favicons' in the address bar.  They used to then they didn't then they did again and now it appears they're not.  There was an add-on for it but that won't help your customer because he's not going to be able to tell all his customers to add it on.

Both Firefox and Chrome do display the favicons beside bookmarks.
Lev SeltzerAuthor Commented:
Thank you for clarifying the situation. The bookmarks in both FF & Chrome display the favicon perfectly, so we are dealing with a browser design feature and not a programming error on my part. I have let my client know that the favicon just won't show up.
Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
You're welcome.  I would prefer that the favicon show in the address bar like it used to but  FF and Chrome have decided otherwise.  I just noticed that they are showing in the tab above the address bar.

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