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non repeating table background . . .

From: Trip Ward <trip@ebstor.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Nov 2000 11:27:37 -0500
Message-ID: <2158F5230584D4118DDE0000E81BA75B08446F@venus.ebstor.net>
To: www-style@w3.org
Hey everyone, 

I have a table that I would like to center a background image in.

Where could I find some examples of this?

Where is a good resource for actual coding examples, and not copies of
bylaws and things of that nature?

Trip Ward
Webmaster
EBStor.com
(703)393-7930 ext 273

> -----Original Message-----
> From:	Tim Diggins [SMTP:tim.diggins@teamworks.co.uk]
> Sent:	Monday, November 13, 2000 4:48 AM
> To:	www-style@w3.org
> Cc:	Tim Diggins
> Subject:	RE: background-Image Problem with Netscape Communicator 4.7
> 
> as a follow-up to this (didn't find a similar follow-up issue on a search)
> -
> 
> Netscape 4.76 breaks Netscape's adherence to the no-underscores rule, but
> unfortunately substitutes very anomalous (I haven't bothered to figure it
> out) styling - ie neither plaintext (as expected in Net 4.70 and previous,
> nor as if there were no underscores (as in IE5)).
> 
> While Microsoft should be decried for being "too lenient", it is far worse
> (IMHO) to allow "silent bugs" like this in. For those of who (in
> retrospect,
> foolishly) didn't validate their CSS and allowed an underscore in - the
> change from 4.70 to 4.76 amounts to breaking the UI.
> 
> (strangely, the anomalous styling occurs whenever the class names within
> the
> CSS file have underscores, whether the class references in the HTML file
> has
> underscores or no (implying some weirdness in the CSS parsing for
> Netscape) - if the HTML file has underscores and the CSS file doesn't -
> then
> the text is styled plain).
> 
> I haven't yet determined at what intermediate version the underscore
> problem
> was introduced but know that at 4.70 it was plain and at 4.76 it was
> screwy.
> If anyone wants to know the details - email me and I'll let you know when
> I
> find out.
> 
> I have samples, and a little php-tool for displaying CSS sample-sheets if
> anyone cares to see.
> 
> best
> 
> Tim
> 
> 
> 
> 
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> 
> Message-ID: <05325001EB71D311A4DD00E029347C26080652@ntpd.blackbaud.com>
> From: Thomas Ashe <Thomas.Ashe@Blackbaud.com>
> To: "'Todd Fahrner'" <fahrner@pobox.com>, "'www-style@w3.org'"
> <www-style@w3.org>
> Date: Tue, 7 Dec 1999 17:38:28 -0500
> Subject: RE: background-Image Problem with Netscape Communicator 4.7
> 
> On Tuesday, December 07, 1999 12:57 PM, Todd Fahrner
> [mailto:fahrner@pobox.com] wrote:
> 
> <SNIP>
> > 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 .
> >
> </SNIP>
> 
Received on Wednesday, 15 November 2000 11:26:08 GMT

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