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Re: background-Image Problem with Netscape Communicator 4.7

From: Todd Fahrner <fahrner@pobox.com>
Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 09:56:59 -0800
Message-Id: <v04220808b472f933ebe1@[170.1.221.3]>
To: "Larsen, Gregory A" <Greg.Larsen@DOH.WA.GOV>, "'www-style@w3.org'" <www-style@w3.org>
At 9:37 AM -0800 12/7/99, Larsen, Gregory A wrote:
>The following HTML has a background image in IE 5.00, but not in 
>Netscape Communicator 4.7.  What am I doing wrong?

This is the wrong forum for authoring help.

But I see the problem: you are using an underscore in your class 
selector name. This is illegal, and Netscape is correctly rejecting 
the rule. MSIE is incorrectly recognizing it, leading you to think 
that perhaps Netscape is broken in this regard (as in so many others).

Microsoft has gotten and will continue to get itself into lots of 
trouble with such lenient error-handling. See 
http://www.webstandards.org/css/winie/#Incorrect_Error_Handling .

>
><html>
>
><head>
><title>background-image problem</title>
> 
><style>
><!--
>a            { color: #000000 }
>P.image_here {background-image: 
>url(<http://www.w3c.org/Icons/WWW/mail48x>http://www.w3c.org/Icons/WWW 
>/mail48x);}
>
>-->
></style>
>
></head>
><b>
><p>No image behind this test</p>
><p></p>
><p></p>
><p></p>
><p class="image_here">Should be a image behind this text.  Works in 
>IE 5.00 but not in Netscape Communicator 4.7.  Anyone have a 
>solution? If so Email Me: 
><mailto:greg.larsen@doh.wa.gov>greg.larsen@doh.wa.gov<p>
><b>
></html>

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Todd Fahrner
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