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Chapter 6. Tables

The Web was invented to help scientists exchange information, not to compete with the sophisticated design of newspapers, glossy magazines, or TV. Controlling a page's layout remains one of Web design's greatest challenges. The increasing expectations of the Web's users, however, have forced designers to push HTML into new territories, and the primary weapon in this battle has been the HTML <table> tag.

Though originally intended to display tables of data, today most Web designers use the <table> tag primarily for arranging elements on a Web page, as shown in Figure 6-1.


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