But hm... unless you need to use IE6, perhaps it is time to ditch the TABLE. The road was very hard for me, but I am very happy that I did ditch the TABLE now, no more mess! =)
I don't do table-based layouts if that is what you're suggesting. I'm strictly div-based with a strict doctype exclusive. The table in this thread (now 2 years ago) was for representing tabular data.