Img src versus img background (no resize)

Hi,

In order to improve the load time of my website, I am looking for a method to reduce the number of HTTP requests.
To do this, I use the CSS Sprites technique.

However, I sometimes need to use <img src=... /> to use some auto-size functionality (case of auto size div background). The drawback of this, is that for each <img src=... /> a HTTP request is posted.

My question:

I tried to use the CSS Sprites technique with <img>, as follows:

img.clsImg {
background: transparent url('.....') no-repeat;
width:100%;
height:100%;
border:0px;
}

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