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.