We've been using absolute paths when referencing images in our .CSS files because I thought I remembered reading about some browser(s) having trouble with relative paths. What is the "Best Practice" for image paths in CSS files: absolute or relative? Are there any browser incompatibilities with one or the other?
I must admit being a bit confused by your question. Is the problem in choosing between absolute and relative paths different in CSS? Here [webmasterworld.com] is a discussion about the same problem in HTML.
Absolute path pros: never worry about where you're currently at ... images are always at /images (for example) Absolute path cons: impossible to "move" the structure into a subfolder etc, as the image paths now have changed
Relative path pros: move to sub folder, move up, anywhere you want ... paths are relative, so it won't matter Relative path cons: let's see ... are the images now in ../images, or ../../images?