[thelist] Bookmarket to copy favicons

Joshua Olson joshua at waetech.com
Sun Sep 26 07:34:32 CDT 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter-Paul Koch
> Sent: Sunday, September 26, 2004 5:38 AM
> > I was hoping folks on the list could point me towards some
> resources that would help me write a bookmarklet/favelet. I'm
> creating a favicon gallery and I'd like to write a bookmarklet
> that will copy the favicon from a site to my local drive; huge time saver!
> That's impossible.
> JavaScript cannot write files to your filesystem, because that would
> create an unacceptable security hazard.


PPK is correct, but there still might be an approach that will make your
life easier.  You could feasible construct a bookmarklet to simply change
the current URL to the site's favicon, or even open the favicon in a popup
window.  This would make it simple to drop-and-drop the icon to the local

Joshua Olson
Web Application Engineer
WAE Tech Inc.

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