I know that Taco Bell’s lack of presence in Europe is simply a business decision, and that Taco Bell is actually expanding into Europe. Nevertheless, while I was thinking about the EU and Taco Bell simultaneously, I figured a “Taco Bell forbidden” rule, demonstrated by signs at customs, was as good an explanation as any. Besides, it ought to look funny, right? So I grabbed the EU flag, the Taco Bell logo and a random forbidden sign from Wikipedia, and I combined them. By the way, Wikipedia is a fantastic repository for SVG images of road signs, flags and the like.
I really want to do the following, but I’m still stuck with Microsoft’s icon format and PNG.
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="some-vector-image.svg" type="type="image/svg+xml">
I’m especially surprised that Google Chrome doesn’t support this. They do the whole web application thing; which utilizes the favicons of sites as application icons. SVG would be perfect to also offer a nice larger size icon. Another thing I didn’t know is that IE7 still doesn’t support PNGs as favicons.