Wouldn’t that just suck?

So I was digging through my site error logs a day or so ago, noting with ire the large amount of 404 responses to Internet Explorer’s relentless requests for favicon.ico. For the uninitiated, favicon.ico is the tiny graphic file that occasionally shows up next to the URL in IE’s address bar. Then I started thinking, wouldn’t it suck if IE required this tiny graphic in order to display the page? Then I thought, wouldn’t it doubly suck if Microsoft (who owns the majority of browsers anyway) released a version of IE that required a special key to be placed on my site in order to view it through IE or the MSN browser at all?

Wouldn’t it triply suck if I had to buy the key? Keep paying to renew the key?

56% of you are visiting this site with some version of IE.