Create a Blank Favicon with Data
The empty favicon is created with the LINK element:
<link href="data:image/x-icon;base64,iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAABAAAAAQEAYAAABPYyMiAAAABmJLR0T///////8JWPfcAAAACXBIWXMAAABIAAAASABGyWs+AAAAF0lEQVRIx2NgGAWjYBSMglEwCkbBSAcACBAAAeaR9cIAAAAASUVORK5CYII=" rel="icon" type="image/x-icon" />
Essentially, instead of linking the external ico file, the image data is placed in the HREF attribute. Cool, huh? No more annoying messages and no need to add another file to the repository.
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