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Background not showing in Mozilla or Netscape

by luxx / November 29, 2004 8:14 PM PST

Hi,

I use a black .gif with some drawings as background for a webpage, this displays correctly in IE and Mozilla Firefox. But it is just blank in Netscape or Mozilla.
Any idea what can it be?

thanks.
luxx.

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Re: Background not showing in Mozilla or Netscape
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 29, 2004 9:19 PM PST

This is easier to diagnose if you supply a web site we can look at and ponder.

Bob

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Looks like you need to get involved...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 29, 2004 9:23 PM PST
http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum83/4611.htm seems to be a discussion aboug GIF and such.

It's current so maybe its a known limitation. You do remember that old row about the GIF patent? It delayed GIF support in many softwares for years. My bet is this is just another ripple from that patent issue.

Bob
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Re: Looks like you need to get involved...
by luxx / November 29, 2004 10:27 PM PST

thanks, but it works now!
The page was created with Dreamweaver and the following code was used in the style definition:

body {
background-color: #000000;
width: 750px;
margin-right: 10%;
margin-left: 10%;
background-image: url(background.gif);
background-attachment: fixed;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-position: right 150px;
}

when I edited it in Frontpage that code was automatically changed to:

body{
background:#000000 url('background.gif') no-repeat fixed right 150px; width: 750px;
margin-right: 10%;
margin-left: 10%;
}

After rewriting the original Dreamweaver code it works.

Now the question is, how to make Frontpage to stop doing those changes!? I couldn't find any way in the compatibility section or anywhere else...

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That's a new question which you know the Microsoft answer.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 29, 2004 11:04 PM PST

I'd rather not repeat their answer.

Look around the Frontpage options for compatibility. The netscape checkbox usually helps, but has other side effects.

bob

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Re: That's a new question which you know the Microsoft answe
by luxx / November 29, 2004 11:57 PM PST

hmm.. don't know the microsoft answer, but it won't be something helpful I'd say...
I couldn't find any option to switch this automatic changes off, guess that I'll have to stop using frontpage, which is a pitty cause it was simple and preinstalled.

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Re: That's a new question which you know the Microsoft answe
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2004 12:02 AM PST

The answer from Microsoft is "get the latest version". But that is not the answer is it?

The Netscape compatibility button is buried in places I can't remember. I know of nothing that will tell FP to not touch...

Bob

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Re: That's a new question which you know the Microsoft answe
by luxx / November 30, 2004 12:46 AM PST

I found the compatibility button, I used it, it didn't work. FP will change the code anyway.

Do you know of any app similar to FP? but one that doesn't modify the code automatically...

Dreamweaver I do not like and I'm not ready for "notepad only" yet.

luxx.

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Most of them listed at...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 30, 2004 1:03 AM PST
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