Repeating background in netscape (I'm desperate)

Please analize the following HTML code and help me figure out why my background repeats between columns. i.e. the background image is roughtly 640x480 and so is the table. The table has only two columns in it. In ie, the page looks fine, but in Netscape, the background starts over in the second column.

(Basically, it's a single table with 1 row and 2 columns. The table background is set to 1 large image, but in netscape, the background repeats in the second column)

Please. I'm desperate for a solution to this!

<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" background="images/inside_tile.gif" onLoad="MM_preloadImages('images/h_link1_1.gif','#941814935658');MM_preloadImages('images/h_link2_1.gif','#941814960654');MM_preloadImages('images/h_link3_1.gif','#941814978369');MM_preloadImages('images/h_link4_1.gif','#941814999540');MM_preloadImages('images/h_link5_1.gif','#941815028021');MM_preloadImages('images/h_link7_1.gif','#941815082710')">
<table width="640" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" background="images/background.jpg" height="480">
  <tr>
    <td width="50%">
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>
      <p>              <a href="index.html"><img src="images/h_logo.gif" width="252" height="124" border="0"></a></p>
    </td>
    <td align="left" valign="top" width="50%">
      <p align="right"><a href="history.html" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('document.history','document.history','images/h_link1_1.gif','#941814935658')"><img name="history" border="0" src="images/h_link1_0.gif" width="115" height="36"></A><br>
        <a href="construction.html" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('document.construction','document.construction','images/h_link2_1.gif','#941814960654')"><img name="construction" border="0" src="images/h_link2_0.gif" width="115" height="36"></a>
        <br>
        <a href="meetus.html" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('document.meetus','document.meetus','images/h_link3_1.gif','#941814978369')"><img name="meetus" border="0" src="images/h_link3_0.gif" width="115" height="36"></a>
        <br>
        <a href="testimonials.html" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('document.testimonials','document.testimonials','images/h_link4_1.gif','#941814999540')"><img name="testimonials" border="0" src="images/h_link4_0.gif" width="115" height="36"></a><br>
        <a href="contact.html" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('document.contact','document.contact','images/h_link5_1.gif','#941815028021')"><img name="contact" border="0" src="images/h_link5_0.gif" width="115" height="36"></a><br>
        <a href="portfolio.html" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('document.portfolio','document.portfolio','images/h_link7_1.gif','#941815082710')"><img name="portfolio" border="0" src="images/h_link7_0.gif" width="115" height="36"></a>
      </p>
      <p>Southern Design and Construction Consultants specializes in buliding
        churches and church facilities. We believe we have a calling to help church
        families realize God's purpose for their growth and ministry.</p>
      <p>By focusing on churches alone, we have developed a unique construction
        management system which utilizes the various strengths of the church family
        to save your congregation from 12% to 20% over other contracting and construction
        methods. We can advise your church from concept to completion or from
        any stage in between. To date, we have helped over 300 churches in 6 states
        realize their vision. The following pages will tell you more about our
        purpose, our people, and our system. If you would like to schedule a presentation,
        please call <b>1-800-SEE-SDCC (733-7322)</b>.<br>
      </p>
    </td>
  </tr>
</table>
</body>
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rabbitearsAuthor Commented:
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rabbitearsAuthor Commented:
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RadfordCommented:
Basically, you have to specify an empty background image in each cell of the table.

so...

<td background="">  ...  </td>

 should do the trick, if not, try doing that in the <tr> tags, too.
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rabbitearsAuthor Commented:
Both of those suggestions completely took out the background in Netscape. :(

I really think you could be on to something there though. If you would like, I'll post the files where you can get to them and try it out yourself.. If you do that, I'll up the points to 200!

I'm just sick and tired of messing with this damn thing! I've spent WAY to long on this one page and there's really not a lot to it!!
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RadfordCommented:
Ok, I came up with something.  In ADDITION to doing what I suggested earlier, put your current table tag inside of another table.  Specify the background image on the OUTER table instead of the INNER table.  
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rabbitearsAuthor Commented:
After careful checking and a LONG ass time reading, I discovered that the BACKGROUND param is not valid in the <table> tag in netscape!! What kind of horse **** is that?

I'm going to leave the question open for a little bit to get some other people's ideas before I close it out..
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rabbitearsAuthor Commented:
Let me try out that other suggestion you just posted. You must have done it while I was writing that last comment.
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RadfordCommented:
Yeah, I've done the exact same thing that you've trying to do.  I just have to jog my memory.  I've copied and modfied your code according to my latest suggestion about table inside a table:


<body bgcolor="#FFFFFF" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" background="images/inside_tile.gif" onLoad="MM_preloadImages('images/h_link1_1.gif','#941814935658');MM_preloadImages('images/h_link2_1.gif','#941814960654');MM_preloadImages('images/h_link3_1.gif','#941814978369');MM_preloadImages('images/h_link4_1.gif','#941814999540');MM_preloadImages('images/h_link5_1.gif','#941815028021');MM_preloadImages('images/h_link7_1.gif','#941815082710')">

<table background="images/background.jpg">
<tr><td>

<table width="640" border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="3" height="480">
  <tr background="">
    <td background="" width="50%">
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>
      <p> </p>
      <p>              <a href="index.html"><img src="images/h_logo.gif" width="252" height="124" border="0"></a></p>
    </td>
    <td background="" align="left" valign="top" width="50%">
      <p align="right"><a href="history.html" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('document.history','document.history','images/h_link1_1.gif','#941814935658')"><img name="history" border="0" src="images/h_link1_0.gif" width="115" height="36"></A><br>
        <a href="construction.html" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('document.construction','document.construction','images/h_link2_1.gif','#941814960654')"><img name="construction" border="0" src="images/h_link2_0.gif" width="115" height="36"></a>
        <br>
        <a href="meetus.html" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('document.meetus','document.meetus','images/h_link3_1.gif','#941814978369')"><img name="meetus" border="0" src="images/h_link3_0.gif" width="115" height="36"></a>
        <br>
        <a href="testimonials.html" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('document.testimonials','document.testimonials','images/h_link4_1.gif','#941814999540')"><img name="testimonials" border="0" src="images/h_link4_0.gif" width="115" height="36"></a><br>
        <a href="contact.html" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('document.contact','document.contact','images/h_link5_1.gif','#941815028021')"><img name="contact" border="0" src="images/h_link5_0.gif" width="115" height="36"></a><br>
        <a href="portfolio.html" onMouseOut="MM_swapImgRestore()" onMouseOver="MM_swapImage('document.portfolio','document.portfolio','images/h_link7_1.gif','#941815082710')"><img name="portfolio" border="0" src="images/h_link7_0.gif" width="115" height="36"></a>
      </p>
      <p>Southern Design and Construction Consultants specializes in buliding
        churches and church facilities. We believe we have a calling to help church
        families realize God's purpose for their growth and ministry.</p>
      <p>By focusing on churches alone, we have developed a unique construction
        management system which utilizes the various strengths of the church family
        to save your congregation from 12% to 20% over other contracting and construction
        methods. We can advise your church from concept to completion or from
        any stage in between. To date, we have helped over 300 churches in 6 states
        realize their vision. The following pages will tell you more about our
        purpose, our people, and our system. If you would like to schedule a presentation,
        please call <b>1-800-SEE-SDCC (733-7322)</b>.<br>
      </p>
    </td>
  </tr>
</table>

</td></tr></table>

</body>

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