[thelist] Update on missing table cell background problem

Peter Beckler naplescom at yahoo.com
Tue Jan 30 22:44:32 CST 2001

It seems to me I had a similar problem and had to make gifs transparent, or
not. Can't remember which. Is there any difference with the transparency of
the images?

----- Original Message -----
From: "Joe Crawford" <jcrawford at avencom.com>
To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org>
Sent: Wednesday, January 31, 2001 9:18 AM
Subject: Re: [thelist] Update on missing table cell background problem

> That's the damndest thing I've seen in a while. I see the bug on
> surfacademy.org - here at work I'm on WindowsNT. And in netscape,
> kerfluie.
> I don't think it's a Jpeg versus GIF issue - check this copy of one of
> your tables with 4 different iterations (images pulled from your site
> using a <base href>):
> http://www.artlung.com/temp/sa.html
> Which shows that given 2 gifs (one yours, one the yahoo logo) one shows
> up as a bg, one doesn't. Very odd.
> This makes me think maybe there's something odd about your GIF? Though
> what I don't know, since if I view it directly in netscape I can see it.
> :-\
> Odd. Odd. Odd.
> Best,
> Joe
> Charles Johnson wrote:
> >
> > Some of you may have seen the discussion about the problem I'm having
> >
> > http://www.surfacademy.org
> >
> > where *some* people running Netscape 4.x under *some* versions of
> > can't see the table cell backgrounds I've set up. It's no problem for
> > Netscape Mac, and no problem for some Windows users. The ones who see
> > problem seem to be using either W2K or NT. I haven't been able to
> > the problem myself on Mac or PC, but I don't have easy access to a W2K
or NT
> > system.
> >
> > Well, with Manuelita Beck's help, I discovered that if I make the
> > image a JPEG rather than a GIF, Netscape displays it just fine! At first
> > thought my long winter of netscape discontent was over...but...
> >
> > The image has a lot of solid white, and alternating one-pixel stripes of
> > different web-safe blue colors. I'm sure you know what the JPEG format
> > with an image like that. Gotta save it at 90% quality or better to get
> > of the artifacting, but no setting will stabilize the colors. The white
> > comes out as #FCFCFC with blotches of #FEFEFE. Not good. It really needs
> > be a GIF. So I'm back to square one.
> >
> > Has anyone ever heard of something like this? Or have you used GIFs as
> > cell backgrounds in Netscape W2K and had it work? If so I'd love to hear
> > from you. I'd love to hear from anyone with a suggestion, no matter how
> > wacky. I've already tried lots of wacky stuff myself to fix it. Hell,
> > Netscape is a wacky browser. (I'm getting a little wacky myself.)
> >
> > And a million thanks to everyone who's tried to help already...
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