If this hasn't been answered already, it's probably not the nested table that's getting the background from the parent table, but rather the individual cell of the parent table in which the nested table resides. Netscape Navigator tends to replicate the table's background image into each cell of the table. HTH -joshua > At 10:15 AM 20/03/01 -0700, Jonathan wrote: > >In Netscape: Why does the table take the background of the table behind it? > >I want to have a background and then a table in front of it with text and > >images. Any Ideas?