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troubles with inheriting a background image

From: Ian Firla <graves@xserver.sjc.ox.ac.uk>
Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 14:55:37 +0100
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To: www-style@w3.org

I hope someone can help on this.

I've been having a devil of a time getting something right.

I have two TD classes in my Style Sheet. One has a background image, the
other is set to be transparent. Within one table, I call the TD class with
the image. Then, within an embedded table, I call the second TD class.

The effect works in IE. It does not work in Netscape where I either get the
background image reoccuring (unless I set background-image: none) or
masking out the image that should be coming through from the layer beneath.

I've looked through the last couple of months worth of messages here but
cannot find anything to help directly. The W3C validators check out both
the HTML and CSS... I'm stumped.

Any advice? The page is www.robertgraves.org

Best regards and many thanks in advance,


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