Member Rara Avis
Table were allowed at one time, but too many people kept abusing them. If you fail to close a font tag, it's no big deal. Fail to close any of the tags inside a table, and the whole page goes wacky in most browsers. I just didn't have enough time in the day to fix people's HTML for them.
Our new software will allow tables to be used again, but in a more controlled manner. You won't be able to not close any of the allowed HTML tags, so our environment will remain protected from experiments gone awry.