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Re: select element

From: Daniel Steinberger <Daniel.Steinberger@gmx.de>
Date: Tue, 23 Jul 2002 17:03:56 +0200
Message-ID: <3D3D705C.5090308@gmx.de>
To: Bocai Mihai Cristian <mihai@inwww.ltd.uk>
CC: www-style@w3.org

 > Why the property background-image is not working on a select element?

ok, i'll correct my statement that it _does_ work. first i misunderstood 
your question: i thought of a selected(!) element not _the_ <select> 
nevertheless: on the <option> element, background-image does work (at 
least in mozilla). but according to the spec, it _should_ work in the 
<select> anyway, since 'background-image' Applies to:  all elements :-)

i guess there are those implementational problems again. when brosers 
use their native widgets to implement form-elements, they're sometimes 
very limited. opera e.g. does not even apply the background-color for 
<input> elements and alike.

but anyway: that's not a matter of the spec - it does allow this - but 
bugs in the specific browers. therefore i assume this discussion to be 
pointless on w3-style.

sorry it didn't work out.
Received on Tuesday, 23 July 2002 10:59:41 UTC

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