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Preventing The IE6 CSS Background Flicker

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Preventing The IE6 CSS Background Flicker

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One of the nagging issues that Internet Explorer creates is a flicker on anchor tag background images. Did you know, however, that there is a quick and easy way to prevent that problem using a little bit of javascript? Simply place the following javascript code in the header section of your website, refresh the page, and bid adieu to another IE6 issue.

<script type="text/javascript">
try { document.execCommand('BackgroundImageCache', false, true); } catch(e) {}
</script>

This script cache's the background in IE6 to prevent a flicker and other browsers ignore the code.

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