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Background image loads last in firefox
but first in IE

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Msg#: 34 posted 5:19 pm on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

My background image loads fine but in firefox the background image in a table on the page only loads once the rest of the entire page has loaded. This is a logo image so it needs to load right away instead of being delayed.

IE loads this tables background immediately but firefox has a delay. The image it at the top of the page and I tried putting it in a style sheet a the top and it still had a delay.

I read where others tried to preload the background but it still had a delay in firefox. No problems with IE though.

Anyone else have this problem or heard of a fix?



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Msg#: 34 posted 11:36 pm on Jan 24, 2006 (gmt 0)

The only fix I know of is to place essential images in the foreground. The rendering engines just do what they're programmed to do.


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Msg#: 34 posted 7:20 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

I recently switched from IE to Firefox and i notice that
Firefox is a little bit slower than IE in displaying images.
There is another problem:
There is an html code - bgproperties="fixed".This is to have the background fixed while scrolling so there is an illusion of the text "gliding" upon the background.
I had this perfectly working with IE but not with Firefox.
Does any body know how to fix this?


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Msg#: 34 posted 7:51 pm on Jan 27, 2006 (gmt 0)

It is not nice to hijack someone else's thread, Rani.

bgproperties="fixed" is proprietary Microsoft code and has never been valid in any version of HTML. If you want to fix your background image you have to use a bit CSS.

body {
background:position:center top;

or, in shorthand:

body {
background:url(my_image.jpg) no-repeat fixed center top;

Background properties [w3schools.com]


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Msg#: 34 posted 8:52 am on Jan 28, 2006 (gmt 0)

Hi Span,
Thanks for the tip.It works.
Sorry for the hijack.
I intentionally searched for a thread about Firefox to post my question.

How should i have done it differently?

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