Chrome has this weird habit of requesting for a favicon to show on the tab. For developing applications locally this is a major pain.

There is a way to overcome this, however.

chrome favicon request

To avoid this, we can add a very small snippet in the in the head of index.html file.

<link rel="icon" href="data:image/gif;base64,R0lGODlhEAAQAAAAACwAAAAAAQABAAACASgAOw==">