When it comes to some of the useful CSS3 candidate properties we’d like to take advantage of for our website’s upcoming redesign, the expansion of possible values for the “`background-repeat“` property is of the more noteworthy. In particular, the values “`space“` and “`round“` promise to clean things up quite a bit from the point of view of making backgrounds more responsive, thereby broadening the scope of their use.
However, browser support for the “`space“` and “`round“` values of the “`background-repeat“` property, as of this writing, remains limited. Chrome seems to have the features down, and Opera does as well. IE9 even purportedly does as well; but Firefox and Safari are behind: WebKit has implemented them but evidently Apple has not yet integrated it, and they’re still an open ticket on the Mozilla development tracker. Ah, life on the bleeding edge.
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