when I use <textarea style="background-color:transparent " > IE7 does not accept input ... other browsers work fine;
is there a way to get a transparent background for a textarea such that the textarea functions correctly in IE7 ( I haven't tested it in IE8 )?
What happens if you remove the background tag altogether?
I do this with my overflow css for text boxes and it leaves them transparent (as in: showing the page background) in Firefox, Safari Opera and IE 5, 6, 7 and 8.
interesting ... when I do not include the background style I get an opaque textarea ... with 0 transparency.