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From "Terence M. Bandoian" <>
Subject css and images (stupid question?)
Date Mon, 28 Nov 2005 17:55:02 GMT

My understanding is that relative URLs in CSS style sheets are relative
to the location of the style sheet, not the HTML page which references
the style sheet.

-Terence M. Bandoian

> Hi all;
> playing around with tomcat in order to both learn using the package and
> create a small web site there, I'm currently left with a problem which,
> though probably being small (and not really related to tomcat), keeps
> bugging me:
> I'm trying to do the visual stuff of my jsp using a css style file,
> which is good, so far. Within the css file, I'm using images for
> backgrounds etc like that:
> background: #fff url(/images/bg_header_blau.jpg) no-repeat top left;
> My problem, right now, is where to put the images within the web
> application so they're actually found when displaying the page.
> Initially, I created a folder "images" within my web application and
> referred to the images using url(images/...) with relative path names,
> which didn't work. Also tried to place the images folder inside
> $CATALINA_HOME/webapps and then using absolute image urls (/image/...),
> which also didn't work.
> So, where's the magic? I've always been through some tougher moments
> with css and images while dynamically generating content, but right now
> I feel really helpless about that. Can someone enlighten me?
> Cheers and thanks,
> Kris

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