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    BACKGROUND attribute of TD tag

    I'm establishing the web site for my new web design company, and the current page I am working on is here: http://www.classicallydivine.com/about.php

    The layout is done in tables, but since I am currently striding towards making websites that are accessible for ALL major browsers, I need to fix it since my validation checker is saying the "background" attribute of the "td" tag, (what allows an image to be tiled and the layout to expand as content is added), is not supported in Netscape Navigator 6.0/7.0 and in Safari 1.0. Are there any suggestions on how to remedy this? (I'm not against using CSS, since I already know how to use it, but in order to keep the image tiling, which I need, how to work this will need to be explained.)

    Thanks in advance for any help!
    Terri Eades - Web/Graphic Designer - www.terrieades.com

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    first of all, don't confuse accessibility with "making it work visually in all browsers"

    so, what you're really talking about is having code that validates according to the html specification.
    in css, just as in old-school html backgrounds, images tile by default.
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    May I ask what "accessibility" means, then? And thanks for the reply.
    Terri Eades - Web/Graphic Designer - www.terrieades.com

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    "Accessibility" (as defined by most Web designers) is ensuring that your pages are usable to those with disabilities and/or special browsing devices (i.e. screen readers for the blind, braille displays, etc.). I'm moving this thread to the CSS forum .

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    Quote Originally Posted by vgarcia
    I'm moving this thread to the CSS forum .
    FYI, don't know where you moved this from but this thread http://www.sitepoint.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185365 was already posted in CSS by the same person asking a slightly different version of the same questions.

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    He moved it from the "Accessibility" forum because I had originally thought it meant "Validation," and was asking how I could make my site show up in Netscape without losing the fluid.
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