Background image inside a tag

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Hello experts.
I need help to position a background image (in this case a ui framework icon ) on the left of a text .
The result must look like the image.

Any help?
<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css">
.ui-icon-custom-link {background-image:url(js/ui/development-bundle/themes/ui-lightness/images/ui-icons_ef8c08_256x240.png);background-repeat:no-repeat; overflow:hidden; text-indent:-99999px; display:inline;width: 16px; height: 16px;position: absolute;margin: 0 10px 0 0;}
.ui-icon-triangle-1-e { background-position: -32px -16px; }
.linksblack a,linksblack a:visited{text-decoration:underline;color:#171717;font-size:12px;}
.linksblack a:hover{text-decoration:underline;color:#c77405;}
</style>
</head>

<body>
<div class="linksblack">
  <a href="#"><span class="ui-icon-custom-link ui-icon-triangle-1-e"></span>testlink</a>
</div>
</body>
</html>

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<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css">

.ui-icon-triangle-1-e { background-image:url(tri.png);
background-repeat:no-repeat;
  url(tri.png);
padding-left:10px; }

.linksblack a,linksblack a:visited{text-decoration:underline;color:#171717;font-size:12px;}
.linksblack a:hover{text-decoration:underline;color:#c77405;}

}


</style>
</head>

<body>



<div class="linksblack ui-icon-triangle-1-e">



  <a href="#">testlink</a>
</div>
</body>
</html>

Author

Commented:
Hi c1nmo.
It is not what i'mlooking for.
I need something with a main background image :.ui-icon-custom-link class

and using the position attribute show a part of te main image (like the ui framework works)

Commented:
More like:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css">
.ui-icon-custom-link {background-image:url(js/ui/development-bundle/themes/ui-lightness/images/ui-icons_ef8c08_256x240.png);background-repeat:no-repeat; overflow:hidden; text-indent:-99999px; display:inline;width: 16px; height: 16px;position: absolute;margin: 0 10px 0 0;}
.ui-icon-triangle-1-e { background-position: -32px -16px; }
.linksblack a,linksblack a:visited{text-decoration:underline;color:#171717;font-size:12px;}
.linksblack a:hover{text-decoration:underline;color:#c77405;}
</style>
</head>

<body>
<div class="linksblack">
  <a href="#"><span class="ui-icon-custom-link ui-icon-triangle-1-e"></span><span style="margin-left:15px">testlink</span></a>
</div>
</body>
</html>
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Author

Commented:
The problem with this solution (i have tried it myself) isthat  the arrow is underlined too.
I think that the arrow must be set in the div class with a padding or margin ,and not in the "a" tag to solve this.

What to you think?

Commented:
The arrow isn't underlined in my test, which browser are you using?

Author

Commented:
FF6

Author

Commented:
It is underlined in FF and SAFARI

there are noproblems in : IE,Chrome,iron,opera  
Commented:
Works on FF and IE, could do with a tidy of the inline styles:

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.01 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/html4/loose.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8">
<title>Untitled Document</title>
<style type="text/css">
.ui-icon-custom-link {background-image:url(css/ui-lightness/images/ui-icons_ef8c08_256x240.png);background-repeat:no-repeat; overflow:hidden; text-indent:-99999px; display:inline;width: 16px; height: 16px;
}
.ui-icon-triangle-1-e { background-position: -32px -16px; }
.linksblack a,linksblack a:visited{text-decoration:underline;color:#171717;font-size:12px;}
.linksblack a:hover{text-decoration:underline;color:#c77405;}
</style>
</head>

<body>
<div class="linksblack">
  <div class="ui-icon-custom-link ui-icon-triangle-1-e" style="margin-left:15px;float:left;"></div><div style="float: left"><a href="#">testlink</a></div>
</div>
</body>
</html>

Author

Commented:
Yes .
This is working perfect now.
thank you very much

Author

Commented:
thank you
regards
panos

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