Microsoft KB Archive/175191

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Article ID: 175191

Article Last Modified on 5/2/2006


  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 4.0 128-Bit Edition
  • Microsoft Visual InterDev 1.0 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Visual InterDev 6.0 Standard Edition

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Pages that are created with the Visual InterDev Data Form Wizard do not display background images in Internet Explorer 4.0.


The underlying cause of this behavior is that Internet Explorer 4.0 adheres much closer to the HTML 3.2 specification than before. According to the Cascading Style Sheet (CSS) spec, CSS tags take precedence over HTML tags. Pages that are created by using the Data Form Wizard have a reference to a cascading style sheet. The CSS has a tag for the background image of Transparent, thus overriding any value in the body tag of the ASP file.


Delete the "background: transparent;" line from the BODY property of the Cascading Style Sheet.


According to the CSS specification, this behavior is by design.


Steps to Reproduce Behavior

  1. Create the following HTML file, making sure to reference a valid image in the background tag:

             BODY {
                  font: 10pt "Arial";
               margin-left: 0px;
               text-align: left;
               color: Black;
                         background: transparent;
          <BODY BACKGROUND="images/image.jpg">
  2. View the page. You should not see a background image.
  3. Delete the "background: transparent;" property.
  4. View the page. You should now see the background image.


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