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> because it kinda does the "right thing" in many cases, but it's actually ill-defined, varies between browsers, and has only a work-in-progress spec

Which is completely not like using CSS at all, right?




Like I said, I've implemented both. CSS 2.1 was much easier than tables. Almost everything I implemented in CSS 2.1 made sense (with some notable exceptions, such as the hypothetical box, margin collapse, and border collapse). Tables were nonstop backwards compatibility hacks.




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