favicon.ico problem

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar
Thu Aug 12 07:20:44 CEST 2010

En Tue, 10 Aug 2010 01:32:49 -0300, Navkirat Singh <navkirats at gmail.com>  

> 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.

It't the browser attempting to get an icon for the page.
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Favicon

Gabriel Genellina

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