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

Do quotes matter?

It is mentioned that I can use single or double quotes in the url function. But I figured that it even works wihout any quotes. Has this changed since this lesson was made or are there cases where I could potentially run into problems if I don't use quotes? For example with a different browser (using Chrome)?

I know, seems like a small thing, but I like to know these things :)

1 Answer

Jonathan Grieve
MOD
Jonathan Grieve
Treehouse Moderator 90,932 Points

Hi Katsumi,

in most cases, it shouldn't really matter but to be safer you can use quotes if in cases you need to use a special character in your URL. :-)

http://stackoverflow.com/questions/2168855/is-quoting-the-value-of-url-really-necessary

Thank you for your answer and especially for that link, got me even more detailed infos ;)