get the icon found in address bar in browser
Thomas McGrath III
3mcgrath at comcast.net
Mon Sep 29 11:54:29 CDT 2008
Clever versus time versus need ???
If you go to www.go2web20.com they have a flash app that 'gets'
website graphics and I'm not sure if they are even the original
favicons or where they got them from. But I wouldn't think they got
them all manually?? Anyway, I would like to have a bookmark list in a
text field with imagedata of anything that represents the website and
was thinking that revBrowser snapshot was too big for a text field and
I don't know where or how go2web20 got theirs so it seemed the favicon
was the best choice but....
Anyway, screenscraping seems esay enough but I wonder if getting the
binary is possible. On the Mac Preview will open an .ico file but not
allow a binary from it. Screen capture seems possible or some third
party app but now it is getting complicated.
On Sep 29, 2008, at 11:45 AM, Stephen Barncard wrote:
> Some clever revDude could hack out a conversion -- .ico's are only
> 16x16 (uncompressed?)
> 1. screenscrape the html of the page for the first .ico file
> 2. get the file as binary....
> 3. figure out where the headers, jump tables are, the standards for
> ico are out there I'm sure
> 4. convert to imagedata
> so few pixels that it could be done easily in rev...
>> At 10:54 AM -0400 9/29/08, Thomas McGrath III wrote:
>>> Does anyone know how to capture/get the icon found before the http
>>> text in the address bar in most web browsers? I want to get this
>>> via script in Revolution in a text field.
>> I believe that it's always favicon.ico. So for example the one for
>> runrev would be:
>> if they had one. The one for Adobe is:
> stephen barncard
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