What determines the icon used for an RSS feed?
Status Board looks in several places in succession for an icon to display for a particular RSS feed. Status Board prefers to use an apple-touch-icon, but will fall back on the server’s favicon if one is not available.
- First, Status Board first looks for
<link rel="apple-touch-icon-precomposed” href=“[icon filename]”>in the feed.
- Next, it looks for
apple-touch-icon-precomposed.pngat the base/root of the feed’s URL.
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" href="[icon filename]">in the feed.
- Finally, Status Board checks for
apple-touch-icon.pngin the feed’s base URL.
If it fails to find an
apple-touch-icon, Status Board will look for a favicon to use instead.
- First it looks for
<link rel="shortcut icon” href=“[icon filename]">in the feed itself
- Next, it checks for
<link rel="icon" href="[icon filename]">.
- Last, Status Board looks for
favicon.icoin the base URL.
If no icon is found in any of these places, Status Board will assign a generic feed icon.