Sunday, February 24, 2008

Pondering favicon.ico

When someone requests the favico on a site a full request with complete information is not sent (apparently) Is this expected behaior? I guess I need to see the W3C spec for proper submission of requests and how it relates to multiple files requested by the same request. Does the first request include the full request information and subsequent related requests such as images, etc. come through with less than complete information? And is this useful for hackers in hiding particular details of their activities? More research is needed. Just pondering the implications of this particular request behavior.

Also I just realized while digging into this issue that my application was not thread safe and there is a trade off between making it thread safe to ensure no data is lost and keeping performance at optimal levels. Ugh. All this because of a favicon.ico request.