What is the best way these days to make a visually interesting border around a div using images? CSS3's border-image would perfect, but it's CSS3. I don't want to rely on that yet. Is there a CSS2-compatible way to accomplish the same thing?
My audience is mostly with-it, tech-savvy, not needing hacks for decrepit old browsers, but aren't necessarily all up on the cutting edge like CSS3 either.
As an alternative to CSS for this, I tried some experiments with 3x3 tables using the images as cell background or cell content. The main content would go in the middle cell. I couldn't get the side images to stretch or repeat properly when the content varied.