have you got a backup of the project? I thought the favicon was specified in the SSL recipe
No complete backup, but I do have older versions of files in source control. That's where I got the older version of the start page from.
No mention of the favicon in style sheet in RoboHelp 8.
I thought you browsed to it - maybe I'm thinking of AIRHelp. Have you searched the RH forum for "favicon"?
Yes I have. There were various problems with a variety of solutions proposed. I thought that if I explained specifically what had caused this problem (the two check boxes), someone would understand what had been changed and be able to tell me how to change it back.
<link rel="shortcut icon" href="whstart.ico">
With the guidance of one of our developers, I tried that yesterday in the start page, but it didn't work either. That's when I copied the earlier version of the start page back into the project webhelp folder, thinking that whatever was on the page had worked before and so should work now.
The answer: the icon only shows up on the version on the server, not on the version on my local machine.
Sorry to bother everyone with this, but glad to know that I was actually doing it right. :-)