Hmm I was thinking...shouldn't the catalog index page of an ecommerce site really be made up of list items? <li>
I was thinking of laying out our new catalog at work using unordered lists instead of several layers of tables (that wasn't me, I inherited this!)
However each of those items in the catalog might contain tables with tabular data so a <li><table>...</table></li> would have to be valid html syntax, is it?
Pretty much a duplicate question, but I don't see any reason why that wouldn't work. You might end up with some difficult formatting issues, but I don't see why it won't work.
Great idea on the unordered list for a product listing. I think I'll try that on an e-commerce site I'm working on.
Why shouldn't a catalog index be tabular data?
if it has columns and rows - object, description, page number, then it's tabular data and should go in a table.
no-one said you had to make it hard, tables done well for tabular data are the best way.