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Do I have any HTML-friends?

I don't know much about web coding, and can just barely patch together something visually interesting with Dreamweaver if I concentrate and stick out my tongue a bit.

Does anyone know what the "rules" are governing using repeating background images as backgrounds inside of tables? It seems to sometimes work, sometimes not. It may depend on browsers.

http://www.yewgrove.org/calendar/Jan09.htm

In this calendar web page, in MY window, I can see a textured blue background image in the header blocks of this calendar page (in the "Home" and navigation links. Under that, I've set the background color to a dusty blue-gray. This is a pretty typical table, with one block holding the icecicle image at left, one cell holding the month information, then a cel split into three rows holding the links.

The calendar below is a 10-row, 7-column grid. Theoretically, the cells containing the numbers are supposed to have the same textured background as the upper right cells, but in practice, the table doesn't want to display them. I can see them in my WYSIWYG editor (Dreamweaver DX), but the background images don't load in Exploder.

It doesn't really matter that much, but I am a little puzzled by the inconsistancy, because as far as I can tell I'm doing the same thing in the upper tables as the lower ones. Now, the cells at the top are much bigger cells than the one in the calendar, but I don't see any reason that would affect the appearance of the calendar cells.

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spottedhyena
Jan. 5th, 2009 03:10 pm (UTC)
I'm using Firefox, and I see the texturing in all of the boxes. Maybe it's just Explorer not being able to read the code correctly.
tanukisan_ds
Jan. 5th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
Using Safari on a Mac, it looks like it all displays as you said, with texture on the numbers.

Meh, no one uses IE anymore, right? Right!? ;.;
spottylogic
Jan. 5th, 2009 09:52 pm (UTC)
Hush, you :)
fizzitt
Jan. 5th, 2009 11:56 pm (UTC)
I looked in Firefox 3.1b2, Safari, and IE 7, and didn't see what you describe in any of them. Are you still in IE 6?
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