Besides statistical data, tables allow more flexible presentation of web pages.
Tables permit pull-quotes, like in newspapers and magazines, when you have a highlighted bit of text off to the side of a paragraph to break the monotony of straight words on a page, and draw the reader in.

tables permit pull-quotes

For an example of an entire document formatted that way, check out I am not my habits.

Tables also permit staggering of information, links, to give people a screen full of bits, without having to resort to any of those nasty imagemaps.

My /dox page is like that.

Tables are not viewable by all browsers. I have heard the AOL browser can not see them. That's why I provide an alternative link at the top of my primary tabled pages to easy to read alternatives.

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