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background not displaying correctly

     
6:57 am on Mar 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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My site has had a background issue with non-IE browsers - NetScape, FireFox. I deducted the issue was with the css a firm created for my site. I fixed the background issue by changing some css :

background: url(graphic.jpg) left top scroll repeat-x;

...I changed it to:

background: url(graphic.jpg) repeat;

It appears to have fixed it. I am just curious as to what the original format was accomplishing and why it worked only in IE? - Thanks

10:35 am on Mar 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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repeat-x repeats across the horizontal but not down the vertical. repeat-y does the opposite, only repeating down the vertical.

It is useful in some cases where you do not want the background to repeat horizontally or vertically.

It should work cross-browser thought!

you could also set no-repeat so that your background is only placed once, should you require that.

3:02 pm on Mar 31, 2005 (gmt 0)

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The background image is 11x380 pixels. In those other browsers it would repeat the first layer across the screen; however, below that 380 pixels it would be blank?