How to get rid of 404 errors for favicons and apple-touch-icons
I've been seeing a lot of 404 ("page not found") errors in my Drupal sites'
error logs recently for
apple-touch-icon-144x144-precomposed.png, etc.). A quick addition to my
.htaccess file fixed it:
<IfModule mod_rewrite.c> RewriteEngine on # Fix 404s for favicons and touch icons. RewriteRule ^(favicon\.ico|apple-touch-icon.*\.png)$ path/to/icons/$1 </IfModule>
No more 404s in my error logs! I use Drupal, so my actual
RewriteRule looked more like:
RewriteRule ^(favicon\.ico|apple-touch-icon.*\.png)$ sites/all/themes/mytheme/$1
Drupal users: Note that this is a much better option than creating a
hook_menu() item that serves up the favicon from wherever it's located, as
that requires an entire Drupal bootstrap, resulting in increased server load
and slow favicon load times. A simple
RewriteRule does the trick!