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Discussion on: How to make a table without using the HTML table elements

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Samir Saeedi

If you don't like the way browsers render tables by default, you can always change their display css property, so you can retain the semantics.

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Thomas Landin

Seconded! If you're putting a table on your page, use <table> tags. Going out of your way to avoid tables is just as bad as using tables for layout. Something we stopped doing 20 years ago...

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Ghost • Edited on

Thirded! HTML5 has semantic meanings. This is just a hair better than styling a DIV, giving it a click-handler and turning it into a button instead of actually using a <button>