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bgcolor not working for a table in Netscape and Firefox but ok in IE and Safari -

Posted on 2006-11-14
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Hi there
not sure if this is an HTML issue or CSS but some browsers are showing the bgcolor and others not
 http://www.mariafalconer.co.uk/index.html

cheers
Maria
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Question by:abraxar
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by:Steggs
ID: 17941635
Greetings Maria,

My first guess is that it is because bgcolor is deprecated... you should be using background-color

Regards
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by:abraxar
ID: 17941845
thanks that sounds good, I've had a quick look but am not sure of the best way to use that for a table and on some of the pages just for a table row. If I use the stylesheet to define the table then all the tables will change color, but I only want one to change.
sorry if my questions are very basic!
Maria
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by:Steggs
ID: 17942366
You need to use style,

either inline
<table style="background-color:#336699"> or in your row <tr style="background-color:#336699">

or in the <head> of each page
<head>
<style type="text/css">
#myTable {
background-color:#336699
}
</style>
</head>
<body>
<table id="myTable">etc</table>
</body>

or in your stylesheet

#myTable {
background-color:#336699
}

where you give id="myTable" to the table in question. You can use the same method for a row or any element on the page. ID's are unique though. If you want to target more than one tag on the same page, you should use class. <table class="myTable"> and .myTable {style} in the stylesheet or head.

Hope this helps
Mark
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Steggs earned 125 total points
ID: 17942374
oops i forgot to close the styles:

 {
background-color:#336699;
}                                        ^     always close with ;  
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by:abraxar
ID: 17946321
that's great- all done! Many thanks
Maria
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