css alternate list background problem

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Subject: css alternate list background problem
Posted by:  skeeterbug (jskeit…@san.rr.com)
Date: 25 Dec 2004

not sure what i'm doing developing on xmas...  but i guess we all have
our own demons!  -lol-

i'm using the following css to style my horizontal menu...


#hmenu ul
list-style: none;
padding: 0;
margin: 0;

#hmenu li
float: left;
margin: 0 0.15em;
padding: 0;
text-align: center

#hmenu li a
background: url(../images/hmenu.gif) #fff bottom left repeat-x;
height: 1.3em;
line-height: 1.3em;
float: left;
width: 7.5em;
display: block;
border: 0.1em solid #dcdce9;
color: #0d2474;
text-decoration: none;
text-align: center;

/* Commented backslash hack hides rule from IE5-Mac \*/
#hmenu li a
float: none
/* End IE5-Mac hack */


width: 50em;

on the php side, i have a <ul> in a <div="hmenu">.

everything works great except i want the ends of this list to have a
different background b/c they aren't links - they portray other
information (ie, contact phone number and current page name).

i've tried setting .blueback in my css document and putting
class="blueback" in the <a> and in the <li> with no luck.

i tried a.blueback and li.blueback.

no luck.

does anyone have any ideas?  the css will reveal i'm using an image as
my main background and it continues to display no matter what i try.

....and merry christmas! :-)