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Re: [css3-background] background-size: cover scaling

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Sun, 19 Sep 2010 10:03:33 +1000
Cc: www-style@w3.org
Message-Id: <38A14470-3CE4-4DCC-AF13-BC7C5F555321@mnot.net>
To: "L. David Baron" <dbaron@dbaron.org>
Thanks, David. 

I actually got away with it (I think) with just

html {
	min-height: 100%;
	background-image: url(bg.jpg);
	background-size: cover;
	-webkit-background-size: cover;
	-moz-background-size: cover;

Sorry for not digging into this deeper first, and thanks again for the help.


On 19/09/2010, at 1:43 AM, L. David Baron wrote:

> On Saturday 2010-09-18 20:24 +1000, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> I've noticed that in two implementations*, at least, background-size: cover doesn't appear to operate as one would expect.
>> My case:
>>  http://www.mnot.net/
>> ... where a background image is attached to the body and sized to 'cover'.
>> Here, the image appears to cover well and scale appropriately with "normal" browser window sizes, but when one sizes the window to be reasonably narrow yet tall, a white bar appears at the bottom; i.e., it does not truly cover the box.
>> Is this working as specified, or are there bugs in the implementations?
>> Kind regards,
>> * Firefox, as well as Safari and Chrome; all most recent releases
> I think this is working as specified.  In particular, see the
> entirety of section 3.11 (The backgrounds of special elements):
> http://www.w3.org/TR/css3-background/#special-backgrounds , which
> says in the first paragraph that the background of the root element
> is displayed on the canvas, but sized and positioned as for the root
> element, and which says in the second paragraph that the background
> of body is propagated to the root in some cases.
> I think your problem could probably be solved with something like:
>  html { min-height: 100% }
>  body { margin: 0; padding: /* replace any margin value you cared about */ }
> -David
> -- 
> L. David Baron                                 http://dbaron.org/
> Mozilla Corporation                       http://www.mozilla.com/

Mark Nottingham     http://www.mnot.net/
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