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HTML <body> background Attribute

HTML body Tag Reference HTML <body> tag

Example

Specify a background image for an HTML document:

<html>
<body background="bgimage.jpg">
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</body>
</html>

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Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The background attribute is supported in all major browsers.


Definition and Usage

The background attribute specifies a background image for a document.


Compatibility Notes

The <body> background attribute is not supported in HTML5. Use CSS instead.

CSS syntax: <body style="background-image:url(bgimage.jpg)">

CSS Example: Add a background image to a document

In our CSS tutorial you can find more details about the background-image property.


Syntax

<body background="URL">

Attribute Values

Value Description
URL The URL of the background image.

Possible values:

  • An absolute URL - points to another web site (like href="http://www.example.com/bgimage.gif")
  • A relative URL - points to a file within a web site (like href="/images/bgimage.gif")


HTML body Tag Reference HTML <body> tag

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