Tables Within Tables
You can start a new table inside another table - that is
called "nesting" and it can be very handy. Just
include a <TABLE> and </TABLE> tag pair inside a
<TD> of the original table. Then, a new table is
created just in that one cell - until the browser sees the
</TABLE> and knows to move on.
Tables, What Are They Good For?
Creating tables, especially nested tables gives you very
precise control over the layout of your HTML. For example,
this page was create using nested tables. The top row left
cell contains the left most mouse and part of the black edge
and tan background of this area. The top row center
cell contains the header graphic and again, parts of this
area. The top left row contains half of the mouse's
Open up the source code for this page and take a look at
the various table tags - see if you can follow their
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