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Chapter 7

Building Tables

In Chapter 4, you learned how to mark up all kinds of content: headings, paragraphs, lists, and more. You’ve also learned how to embed images and other multimedia into your web pages. So far, so good, right? If you can believe it, we’re still not done introducing you to ways of marking up types of content in HTML. In this chapter, we introduce you to the powerful—and often maligned—data table.

But, before we do that: a brief history lesson.

The Table's Lament

From time to time, you may hear some seasoned developers decry the use of the table element. They speak not out of ignorance of the table's legitimate use, but ...

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