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Background Image

Syntax: background-image: <value>
Possible Values: <url> | none
Initial Value: none
Applies to: All elements
Inherited: No

The background-image property sets the background image of an element. For example:

BODY { background-image: url(/images/foo.gif) }
P    { background-image: url( }

When a background image is defined, a similar background color should also be defined for those not loading images.

Authors may also use the shorthand background property, which is currently better supported than the background-image property.

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