Navigator 2.0, Internet Explorer 3.0
bgColor is a string property that specifies the background color of document.
The document text color can be set through the BGCOLOR attribute in the <BODY> HTML tag, and the bgColor property will contain the specified value. The background color may also be specified by assigning a value to bgColor directly. Unlike the other color properties, bgColor can be set at any time. Unfortunately, in Navigator 2.0, setting bgColor is buggy.
When setting one color property for a Document, you should probably set the other color properties to match. Be careful when specifying color values; it is far easier to end up with a garish web page than it is to choose a palette of harmonious colors. In general, the default colors are a safe choice, and may also reflect the end user's color preferences.
Note that the background of a document may also be set to an image with the BACKGROUND attribute of the HTML <BODY> tag.