Unit 6.2. Advanced Tables

In Chapter 5, “Introduction to HTML: Basic Tags, Tables, and Frames,” you learned how to create a basic table and insert text into it. Tables are very flexible. Forms and even other tables can be inserted into tables. For this reason, tables are good for formatting.

Formatting a Form Using Tables

As you saw in Figure 6.12, a form can be fully functional yet look sloppy when rendered in the browser. This form has <BR> tags added to each text field so that they will not appear on the same line. To make this form look nice the text fields and text field descriptors should be aligned. A standard way to format a form is to right-align the text labels next to each field, and left-align the text fields. Tables can achieve ...

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