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Serving Favicon.ico With Django. Why Does Settings.MEDIA_URL With Django.views.generic.simple.redirect_to Only Work On Dev Environment?

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I found this solution for serving favicon.ico with django.

(r'^favicon\.ico$',
  'django.views.generic.simple.redirect_to',
  {'url': settings.MEDIA_URL+'images/favicon.ico'}),

I do not understand why it only works for the development server. Going to /favicon.ico works on dev, doesn't with debug=False. It should redirect to /media/images/favicon.ico (served by apache), which does work if you access it directly.

Any ideas?

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Answer

I'd recommend against serving the favicon with django unless you absolutely have to. Instead, putting a setting in your web server config that adds an alias pointing to the favicon.

For example, in apache:

Alias /favicon.ico /path/to/media_url/images/favicon.ico
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