XF 1.3 Server error regarding profile request

Neil E.

Active member
Do profile requests come from all browsers and mobile devices?

What is the purpose of the profile and what should it contain?

Where does the profile reside?

Neil E.

Active member
I was reading up on favicon installation issues for FireFox and Chrome. One method shown was:
<!DOCTYPE html
PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01//EN"
<html lang="en-US">
<head profile="http://www.w3.org/2005/10/profile">
<link rel="icon"


Loosely speaking, a profile is a definition of a set of terms. Ideally, a profile includes both machine-readable information and human-readable information. In HTML 4.01 and XHTML 1.0, a few attributes such as the rel attribute do not have a predefined set of values. Instead, the author can provide values according to need, and then use a profile to explain what the values mean. In our case, we have recommended that authors use the value "icon" and a profile that explains that "when we say icon, we mean 'this is a favicon.'"
In Method 1 above, we use the rel attribute with the link element and choose a profile with the profile attribute on the HEAD element.
So I happened to read the above stuff while I was sorting out the favicon syntax in my template. I looked at the server error log to see if my code was functioning and noticed the following error from someone accessing our old forum.

[Sat Mar 21 20:45:40 2015] [error] [client] File does not exist: /home/odscon2/public_html/phpBB3/profile.php, referer: http://www.odsc.on.ca/

This all just happened at the same time and made me wonder what the profile thing was all about. It looks to be a solution to a non-existant problem. At the time I thought it might have some bearing on my troubles. A while after posting here in the XF support forum, I sorted the favicon code location and got it working.

So this topic can be ignored.