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    Drop down menu problem with hover state?

    Hi there, im trying to make a website for a friend and im having a little diffuculty with my drop down menu

    the site is here

    when you hover over the link entitled services in the global nav bar and proceed to hover down to the first submenu link which is abs repair, youll notice the background image i set as hover state for the services link disapears, i want it to stay there like they have got on marks and spencers website...

    Please if anyone could help id be very grateful...

    ive tried everthing i can think of
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    ul#navlist li a:hover		{	
    		  color: #FFF;
    		  background-color: #003366;
    		  background:url(images/hovermenu.jpg) no-repeat;
    ul#navlist li a:hover,
    ul#navlist li:hover a		{
    		  color: #FFF;
    		  background: #036 url(images/hovermenu.jpg) no-repeat;
    Usually that then needs to be overridden elsewhere for the links in the sub-menus, but you're being a bit overly specific with your selectors for those sub-menus, so it's already taken care of. (A background declaration following a background-color declaration in the same rule will override the former declaration.)

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