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Old 01-12-2013, 07:36 AM
 
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Dear Alex,

Who's the rocket-scientist engineer that decided to use the x-payments favicon as default?

X-Cart should NEVER EVER put X-Cart branding as a default item on a page that a customer can see. Ever. For any reason.

Next time someone on your team does something obnoxious like this, I give you permission to take them outside, chain them to a tree, and force them to spend the night in the cold without food or water. That seems like an appropriate punishment.

Just sharing.

For everyone else - before you do ANYTHING ELSE when installing x-payments 1.0.5 or earlier, replace the favicon with your own. Once it caches it's almost impossible to change. SO don't let it cache.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:06 AM
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Despite of wording chosen that's a very good note indeed and I am to
1) add a note about favicon to initial emails sent by X-Payments (will appear in its next version)
2) add the same note into X-Payments user manual into "1st TODO steps".
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:09 AM
 
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Alex,

You could also remove the branded favicon entirely from the x-payments install, right? No need to tell people to remove it if it's not there in the first place.

I still think "chaining to a tree" is a reasonable penalty for a developer who puts their own branding in a product destined for ecom.

PS -- I have not been able to purge the favicon from my browser cache even though my fvicon has been there since day one. Maybe I have to clear the x-payments cache at the server?
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Old 01-14-2013, 08:51 AM
 
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Can you please tell me where the default favicon.ico file is store in the X-Payments 1.0.5 installation? I can't seem to find it to remove/replace it. Thanks.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:13 AM
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This applies to XC as well and yes the favicon should not be there at all. Instead of making a note to remove it - do not include it in the package and make a not for the site owner to create their own.

@carpeperdiem - depending on the browser and OS you may need to clear a lot more than just browser cache. IE for example will store it in history files instead of cache... Mac and Safari may be different
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Sometimes it helps to load it directly in a browser page (i.e. http://www.yoursite.com/path-to-favicon/favicon.ico). If you reload that page, and it displays correctly, the browser might correct its own cached files everywhere.

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Old 01-14-2013, 12:42 PM
 
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Sometimes it helps to load it directly in a browser page (i.e. http://www.yoursite.com/path-to-favicon/favicon.ico). If you reload that page, and it displays correctly, the browser might correct its own cached files everywhere.

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Thanks, but -- not for x-payments. These directories are seriously locked down.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:11 AM
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Yes, I agree - to remove x-cart favicon from front-end part of X-Payments is way better solution. I submitted it to be implemented in the next version of X-Payments
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:59 AM
 
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Can you please tell me where in the X-Payments installation the favicon.ico file is located so I can remove/replace it.
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Can you please tell me where in the X-Payments installation the favicon.ico file is located so I can remove/replace it.
David,
All favicon files live in root for a domain
So wherever your xpayments root is, that's where it is.
Assuming you have a dedicated subdomain (cpanel account) for your xp install?
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