Is adding html tags helpful, or more of a nuisance?

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I find using the TABLE tags particularly useful for showing census results, as in this profile of my great-grandfather:

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Surr-7

But, anyone else who wanted to add to the profile might find the html tags off-putting.

Any thoughts?
WikiTree profile: Thomas Surr
in Policy and Style by Victoria Surr G2G6 (7.2k points)
retagged by Maryann Hurt

Hi Victoria

You might like to read WikiTree's style guide HTML and Inline CSS and list of Recommended Tags.  TABLE is not on the recommended list.  

Thanks! I can see I have some editing to do. As well as learning a new mark-up language.

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Best answer
You should probably use a Wikitable.

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Tables
by Jamie Nelson G2G6 Pilot (283k points)
selected by Michael Maranda
The translation is very simple.

<table border="2"> becomes

{| border="2"

and at the other end,

</table> becomes

|}

<tr> becomes

|-

on a line by itself.  </tr> disappears.

Each <td> and </td> becomes a |

You do need a || between cells.

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