I would normally accomplish the tiling of my page-background image by gracefully stating it as a <body style ~ tag and letting all browsers do the work of spilling it out vertically. But this is a Google Site and anything I place in the <header> or <body> tags gets stripped out, so I have to work INLINE using Tables.
If it just can't be done then I'll probably just stick a transparent GIF into the bottom row and replicate a fake "bottom margin" so the page's tiling-background-image has the capacity to spill out below (the content of) the table, but I'd like to avoid that if I can. Any suggestions that don't require accessing the header I'd be interested in hearing, and of course it has to work in Explorer. Thanks guys.
Okay, I'm getting the margin-bottom: 50px; option to work if anyone else needs to know (probably not lol . . .) Here it is if anyone needs it:
<table style="margin-bottom: 50px; background-color: transparent; margin-left: 5%; margin-right: 5%; width: 90%;">