CSS vs. Tables II – The Tables Strike Back

Read this about CSS and tables – with a really good example. Finally, someone who can make the argument I haven’t been able to verbalize. Thank you.

edit – Maybe we can say ‘OK, I may still use tables – but NO NESTED TABLES!’. Once you’re nesting them you’re doing something pretty freaky. You’re going wayyyyyy too far into the positioning realm using tables. And maintainability is going to be horrendous. So, bad. How ’bout that?

Edit 2
<table>
     <tr>
          <td>cell1</td>
          <td>cell2</td>
     </tr>
     <tr>
          <td>cell3</td>
          <td>cell4</td>
     </tr>
</table>

vs.

<div>
     <div>
          <div>cell1</div>
          <div>cell2</div>
     </div>
     <div>
          <div>cell3</div>
          <div>cell4</div>
     </div>
</div>

No real difference in the tagfulness there, so what are you saving by avoiding the table?

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