I think it has a lot to do with the general rule of thumb: "Any time you specify a text color, also specify a background color." This is to avoid potential issues where a user might have set a user-defined stylesheet that inadvertently mess up the display. I can't remember other reasons, but I do believe there were some.... Steve On Jun 25, 2004, at 4:05 PM, Elly wrote: > I've been searching for the reason why I so often see "background: > transparent" used when transparent is default for background-color. > > I assumed it must be for some older Windows browser bug, being only > able to test conveniently on Mac browsers, and finally found this for > Netscape 4 Windows, at the CSS Pointers Group, in the bugs section: > http://www.css.nu/pointers/bugs-nn.html > which has a few points about using background: transparent. > > I see it used with the link pseudo class selectors, and that is where > I've always questioned using it, but never did since the standard > shows transparent is default for background-color. > > I'm wondering why this is the only reference I've seen on using > background: transparent when it seems unecessary, and would like to > hear from others clarification on when and for what browser bug(s) > this is used. > > Elly > ------------------------ > http://echozone.com > > -- > * * Please support the community that supports you. * * > http://evolt.org/help_support_evolt/ > > For unsubscribe and other options, including the Tip Harvester and > archives of thelist go to: http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, > evolt !