is there anything bad about giving the html element a background-image?
When giving the body a background-image there are issues because the body does not cover the whole viewport at times. i've found a workaround that gives the html element a background-image and a min-height of 100%. It works in IE6-8, FF, Chrome, Safari, and works in Opera if you remove the min-height.
does anyone see any problems with this?
i've run into this problem playing around with the new -moz-linear-gradient for FF 3.6.
You'll see the problem if you create a page where the body is shorter than the viewport and you give the body element a linear gradient (may happen with radial gradients too)