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background (Body element)


Specifies a background image for a document. This attribute is deprecated in HTML4 and not supported in HTML5. Use CSS.

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## Notes


This property is deprecated in favor of the background-image attribute of CSS. Windows Internet Explorer 8 or later. In IE8 Standards mode, the value of the background attribute depends on the context of the reference to the attribute. When read as a Document Object Model (DOM) attribute, background returns an absolute URL. The value specified by the page author is returned when background is read as a content attribute, when the page is displayed in an earlier document compatibility mode, or when the page is viewed with an earlier version of the browser. For more information, see Attribute Differences in Internet Explorer 8.


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Related pages

  • body
  • Reference
  • backgroundImagebackgroundImage
  • Conceptual
  • Defining Document Compatibility