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Following this article: Configuring favicon with expires header in htaccess

Using YSlow, I keep getting:

(no expires) http://devwww.someplace.com/favicon.ico

Also, YSlow indicates:

Grade C on Configure entity tags (ETags)

for the same file.

My relevant config (.htaccess):

# Configure ETags
FileETag MTime Size

<IfModule mod_expires.c>
    # Enable Expires Headers for this directory and sub directories that don't override it
    ExpiresActive on

    # Set default expiration for all files
    ExpiresDefault "access plus 24 hours"

    # Add Proper MIME-Type for Favicon
    AddType image/x-icon .ico

    # Set specific expriation by file type
    ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/ico "access plus 1 month"
    ExpiresByType image/icon "access plus 1 month"
</IfModule>

As you can see, I am setting both, etags and expiration however, both seem to be ignored. Yes, mod_expires is being loaded by my Apache configuration.

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Have you checked that you are loading mod_expires in your Apache config? –  Ladadadada Mar 27 '12 at 18:35
    
Yes, It is being loaded in my Apache configuration. –  syn4k Mar 27 '12 at 18:44
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I´m using:

<FilesMatch "favicon.ico">
    # Will disable the eTag for the favicon.ico
    Header unset ETag
    FileETag None
</FilesMatch>

which removed the etag from the favicon.ico for me.

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