[Python] favicon.ico problem

Chris Gonnerman chris.gonnerman at newcenturycomputers.net
Tue Aug 10 06:56:15 CEST 2010

On 08/09/2010 11:32 PM, Navkirat Singh wrote:
> I am having this strange problem. I have programmed a very basic multiprocessing webserver using low level sockets. Each time the server receives a request it spawns a new process to handle the request. Now when through a web browser I type http://localhost:8001/ it automatically creates two processes: One process to server the '/' path and another one to serve the '/favicon.ico' path. I have not programmed it to serve the latter. Infact I dont even know where that name '/favicon.ico' comes from. Any insight into this weird behavior would be greatly appreciated.
All modern browsers attempt to retrieve this file from any web server 
visited; it becomes the website's icon in any shortcut/deskcut, and 
appears on the address bar beside the URL.

Short answer:  You can safely ignore it.

-- Chris.

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