favicon.ico not showing in browser tab for my site

Hi, I found an article which explained how to add your "favicon.ico" file to your main web server directory in order for that icon to appear on the browser tab while browsing it, but it's not showing up for me... both on Firefox and IE. Can someone help please? My site URL is http://www.extrak.net/index2.html   (site is not yet quite "live"... still in development).

Thanks!
   Shawn
shawn857Asked:
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jcimarronCommented:
shawn857--
Regrets.  Since it works for me, it is hard to give any more advice.  Maybe after a few reboots it will work.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
It shows for me in Firefox on this computer.  I did install an add-on for it at one point but I think it's not needed anymore on Firefox 37.
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shawn857Author Commented:
Hmmm, it's not showing for me on my main computer... but it does appear on Firefox and Chrome on my spare computer here. Doesn't show in IE on my spare computer though.

Thanks
   Shawn
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jcimarronCommented:
shawn857--
It does show on my Win 7 IE11 PC.  Sometimes it just takes a little time for the favicon to appear.
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shawn857Author Commented:
Thanks jcimarron... weird though, it's still not showing up for me in Firefox or IE on my main computer. Would you be able to check and see if my HTML code is okay please?

Thanks
   Shawn
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shawn857Author Commented:
Could it be because my favicon.ico file is not *exactly* 32x32 pixels? It's 32x29.

Thanks
    Shawn
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jcimarronCommented:
shawn857--
You can check your code here.
http://validator.w3.org/
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shawn857Author Commented:
Thanks JCI, ran the validator... found some syntax errors which have nothing to do with the favicon issue however.

Thanks
   Shawn
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shawn857Author Commented:
Reboot - there's an idea. I'll be back in a few minutes!

Cheers
    Shawn
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shawn857Author Commented:
Well well well, that worked! Worked for Firefox but still not working for IE...
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jcimarronCommented:
shawn857--
As I said, it may just take time.
Also, what version of IE are you using?  Maybe you have coded for IE11 and are using for some earlier version.
However, have you asked friends if they see the favicon in IE?  If they do, maybe you can live with not seeing it yourself and let others have the fun.
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shawn857Author Commented:
heheh, oh I can live without seeing it myself as long as others can see it. I have IE 8.0.6001.18702 on both my computers and neither show the favicon. Says copyright 2009 Microsoft, so reckon that's a pretty old version!

Thanks
   Shawn
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jcimarronCommented:
shawn857--
Yes, that version of IE is ancient and uses very different standards of coding compared to IE 11.  That quite likely is your problem.
Any reason not to update to IE 11?
http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/internet-explorer-11-for-windows-7-details.aspx
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shawn857Author Commented:
Well, I'm still using Windows XP on both my computers. It doesn't look like IE 11 is compatible with X. What do you think I should do? Is IE 8 the latest version for XP?

Thanks
    Shawn
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jcimarronCommented:
shawn857--
IE 8 is the latest version for use with XP.
So ask your friends if they can see the favicon and console yourself that you may not.
 
If your friends with more modern versions of IE can see the favicon , perhaps the answer to your problem is that IE8 cannot handle it.  
 See http://support.experts-exchange.com/customer/portal/articles/755964
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shawn857Author Commented:
Thanks Jcimarron! All is okay.

Cheers
   Shawn
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jcimarronCommented:
shawn857--
You are most welcome.  Glad to have helped.
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