7  Tabular Environment or Halign for Tables

The tabular environment is the recommended way to construct tables in LATEX. In plain TEX, although \settabs etc. is supported, the \halign{ ... } command is recommended. (The LATEX tabbing environment is not supported by TTH because it is antithetical to the spirit of HTML document description, and because it is an extremely complicated construct. If you are lucky, TTH will not mess up your tabbing environment too much, but it makes no attempt to interpret it properly.) Considerable effort has been expended to translate the tabular environment, including interpreting the alignment argument of the environment, into as near an equivalent in HTML as reasonably achievable6. However, the limitations of HTML tables impose the following limitations on the translation.

7.1  Tabular

7.2  Halign

7.3  Longtables