SATURDAY EVENING (BONUS SESSION) Working with Tables 175 Displaying a Background Image behind the Table You can use the BACKGROUND attribute to set a background image behind the table. Set a light blue background image, b_babyblue.gif , behind the whole table (see Figure 5.22): <table background="b_babyblue.gif" bgcolor="#ccffff" align="center" border="6" cellspacing="6" cellpadding="6" width="636"> You need to be aware, however, that use of the BACKGROUND attrib- ute in tables is not valid in HTML 4.01. Thus, you should not use this in Web pages where the use of valid HTML is required (use styles to specify background images in tables, if valid HTML is a requirement). The most likely reason that background images are not considered valid in tables is that browsers have been quite inconsistent in how they handle