What is this about?
This is about the, seemingly, never-ending expanse of favicons / touch icons / tiles used in web apps and how their proprietary implementations are an unnecessary burden on web developers and web designers.
Who would be interested in it?
browser manufacturers, OS manufacturers, web developers, web designers
Why does it matter?
It matters because the current methods of implementing favicons/touch icons/tiles is getting really absurd. Apple, Android, and Windows all do implementation differently, amongst themselves and within themselves for different devices and os versions.
What kind of responses are you hoping for from the community?
My hope is that readers will find value in this topic and it gets pushed up for some deeper discussion. Either that or people tell me, "hey knucklehead just place a 5120x5120 schrödinger.ico in your site root and forget it."