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Hello,

can the BACKGROUND property be used with the TABLE Tag in Netscape 3.01 ??

Nick
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No,You can't. You can use only BGCOLOR.
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by:nl1545
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Thank you rajgn,


is there a possible workaround for this code working in older and newer browsers :

<TABLE CELLPADDING=4 WIDTH="100%" RULES="NONE" BACKGROUND="Pictures/hand.gif" >
<CAPTION>
<P><colgroup><col WIDTH="256*"></colgroup><thead></P>

<P></thead></P>
</CAPTION>

<TR>
<TD WIDTH="100%" VALIGN="TOP">
<TABLE CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=4 WIDTH="100%" FRAME="VOID" RULES="NONE" BACKGROUND="Pictures/placaeholder.gif" >
<CAPTION>
<P><tbody></P>

<P></tbody></P>
</CAPTION>

<TR>
<TD WIDTH="250" VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>

<TD WIDTH="*" VALIGN="TOP"><IMG SRC="Pictures/knopf.gif" NAME="Grafik2" HEIGHT=29 WIDTH=28 ALIGN=LEFT>
<A NAME="Services for Institutions"></A><FONT SIZE=+2><A HREF="usframe.htm" NAME="Services for Institutions">Services
for Institutions </A></FONT></TD>
</TR>

<TR>
<TD VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>

<TD VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>
</TR>

<TR>
<TD VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>

<TD VALIGN="TOP"><IMG SRC="Pictures/Placeholder.gif" NAME="Grafik3" HEIGHT=35 WIDTH=30 ALIGN=LEFT>
<IMG SRC="Pictures/Placeholder.gif" NAME="Grafik7" HEIGHT=35 WIDTH=25 ALIGN=LEFT>
<IMG SRC="Pictures/knopf.gif" NAME="Grafik22" HEIGHT=29 WIDTH=28 ALIGN=LEFT>
<A NAME="Services for Students"></A><FONT SIZE=+2><A HREF="ssframe.htm" NAME="Services for Students">Services
for Students </A></FONT></TD>
</TR>

<TR>
<TD VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>

<TD VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>
</TR>

<TR>
<TD VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>

<TD VALIGN="TOP"><IMG SRC="Pictures/Placeholder.gif" NAME="Grafik8" HEIGHT=35 WIDTH=30 ALIGN=LEFT>
<IMG SRC="Pictures/Placeholder.gif" NAME="Grafik9" HEIGHT=35 WIDTH=30 ALIGN=LEFT>
<IMG SRC="Pictures/Placeholder.gif" NAME="Grafik10" HEIGHT=35 WIDTH=24 ALIGN=LEFT>
<IMG SRC="Pictures/knopf.gif" NAME="Grafik23" HEIGHT=29 WIDTH=28 ALIGN=LEFT>
<A NAME="News"></A><FONT SIZE=+2><A HREF="neframe.htm" NAME="News">What's
New </A></FONT></TD>
</TR>

<TR>
<TD VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>

<TD VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>
</TR>

<TR>
<TD VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>

<TD VALIGN="TOP"><IMG SRC="Pictures/Placeholder.gif" NAME="Grafik12" HEIGHT=35 WIDTH=30 ALIGN=LEFT>
<IMG SRC="Pictures/Placeholder.gif" NAME="Grafik13" HEIGHT=35 WIDTH=30 ALIGN=LEFT>
<IMG SRC="Pictures/Placeholder.gif" NAME="Grafik14" HEIGHT=35 WIDTH=30 ALIGN=LEFT>
<IMG SRC="Pictures/Placeholder.gif" NAME="Grafik15" HEIGHT=35 WIDTH=10 ALIGN=LEFT>
<IMG SRC="Pictures/knopf.gif" NAME="Grafik24" HEIGHT=29 WIDTH=28 ALIGN=LEFT>
<FONT SIZE=+2><A HREF="meframe.htm">Our Members </A></FONT></TD>
</TR>

<TR>
<TD VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>

<TD VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>
</TR>

<TR>
<TD VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>

<TD VALIGN="TOP"><IMG SRC="Pictures/Placeholder.gif" NAME="Grafik17" HEIGHT=35 WIDTH=30 ALIGN=LEFT>
<IMG SRC="Pictures/Placeholder.gif" NAME="Grafik18" HEIGHT=35 WIDTH=30 ALIGN=LEFT>
<IMG SRC="Pictures/Placeholder.gif" NAME="Grafik19" HEIGHT=35 WIDTH=30 ALIGN=LEFT>
<IMG SRC="Pictures/Placeholder.gif" NAME="Grafik20" HEIGHT=35 WIDTH=16 ALIGN=LEFT>
<IMG SRC="Pictures/knopf.gif" NAME="Grafik25" HEIGHT=29 WIDTH=28 ALIGN=LEFT>
<A NAME="About"></A><FONT SIZE=+2><A HREF="abframe.htm" NAME="About">About
Us</A></FONT></TD>
</TR>

<TR>
<TD VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>

<TD VALIGN="TOP"><BR>
</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

<P><BR>
</P>
</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

I hope you can help so I increase the points for solving this problem

Nick
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by:rajgn
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Do you have this page on the web? if so, can you give me the URL?
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by:nl1545
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Hi raign,

page is www.eduasia.net/default2.htm, and the problem is the big picture with hand and globe.

Nick
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nl1545:

I'll get back to you soon. Just hold on...
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nl1545:

I observed two things in your page.

1. You're setting the 'hand' image as the BACKGROUND image in the table. And this TAG has different behaviour in different browsers and some browsers(eg. NS3.0) may not even recognize this. So, I can suggest you one way. Instead of setting this image as BACKGROUND image, you keep it in one of the TD tags and it'll give you the same look as it's giving now. One advantage is all browsers will display that. And you can eliminate the half of the image appearing on right side if you maximize the window.
But in this case you'll have a little difficulty in aligning the image with surrounding links(which will be very easy if you're using any editor for generating HTML)

2. You are using Style sheets in your page. Which may not be the cause of your present problem, but if you want your page to be compatible with all browsers(and old versions) then minimize the usage of DHTML, Style sheets etc. which tend to be browser specific.

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