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CSS CSS Basics (2014) Basic Layout Backgrounds: Color and Images

Heriberto Nieves
Heriberto Nieves
2,466 Points

background image value question

in this video he uses background-image: url(' ');

my question is, does the single quotes are mandatory or you can do something like:

background-image: url(images/picture.jpg); no quotation marks?

i ask this because i noticed that i don't use them and it works fine but the browsers are very forgiving sometimes

2 Answers

Evan Agee
Evan Agee
13,088 Points

They are definitely NOT mandatory, in fact the official recommendation is that quotes be left off of the property value.

Evan Agee
Evan Agee
13,088 Points

You're welcome, have fun!