Basic table concepts


This tutorial covers the creation of tables using HTML markups in graphical browsers . The use of tables to format Web pages will be discussed in another tutorial.

Text-based browsers

Text-based browsers like Lynx do not support tags to create tables. These browsers are important for visual impaired users that have special software that reads the text and translate it into voice. So, how do you create tables in Lynx, or other text-based browsers?

That is all. It is simple and ugly... (smile)

Graphical browsers

If you didn't like what you saw above, then you have to use a graphical browser. Remember, however, that you should provide a text alternative to these tags for the visual impaired users (in some circumstances this is mandated by law), as shown above. What follows is an abridged version of W3C Tables in HTML documents.