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Change background-color inside <DD>?

Posted on 2013-06-29
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Hi All,

I'm trying to change the background color of a cell.  This wouldn't normally be a problem except it's for a 3rd party website which only allows SOME tags, none of which have I've been able to use to date.

The 3rd party site allows you to type the html, and then loads it inside of a predestined DD.

Best thing I can say for asp.net is:

<dd>
   <asp:Literal />
</dd>

I have no control over the dd itself, only the asp:literal inside.  The asp literal is HIGHLY filtered,

Accepted tags are
Strong
font
ul  / il
a
p
image
headings 1 - 3

I can load a style inside it:

eg:
<p style-"background:color:black">
 
but when I do a BR or something the black won't follow through

Thanks in advanced.
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Question by:Kyle Abrahams
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by:Jagadishwor Dulal
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Try adding display block also :

<p style-"background:color:black; display:block">

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Kyle Abrahams earned 0 total points
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Didn't work.  I got the color to display for one but as soon as I hit the next <p> the display stopped working.

I ended up using an img tag with a large height (like 3000px) and then set the margin-top of my first p to -3000px

Brought the rest of the text up with it to make it appear the same.
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by:Kyle Abrahams
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Got it on my own.  The first proposed solution didn't work for me.
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