CSS Filter is stopped by background

OK let's say I have this

.test {
filter:DropShadow(Color=#000000, OffX=1, OffY=1);
}

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Yes, it works fine. The text-shadow appears in Internet Explorer. However... if I add a background for color like so:

    .test {
    filter:DropShadow(Color=#000000, OffX=1, OffY=1);
    background:#ffffff;
}

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Can you guess what happens? The filter goes way! However, if I ,once again, remove the background property... the filter (text-shadow) comes back!

Help?
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UrbanTwitchAsked:
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scrathcyboyCommented:
The shadow effect of the "filter" does not work against a background image or color.

What you should be using is GIF images with shadows for this floating effect.

If you want to design universal web pages for all users to see, do NOT use these quirky M$ concepts.
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LZ1Commented:
Have you read this?

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms532985%28v=VS.85%29.aspx 

Try this:
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd">
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" />
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style> 
.test {
filter:DropShadow(Color=#000000, OffX=1, OffY=1);
color:#36f;
}
.test2{
    filter:DropShadow(Color=#000000, OffX=1, OffY=1);
    background:#ffffff;
   color:#36f;
}
.test3 {
	filter:
    progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.MotionBlur(strength=4, direction=310);
        background:#ffffff;
}
</style>
</head>

<body>

<div class="test">  TEST  </div>
<div class="test2"> TEST 2 </div>
<div class="test3"> TEST 3 </div>
</body>
</html>

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