A table is an arrangement of information in rows and columns that makes comparing and contrasting information easier. For example, below is a basic HTML table that could be displayed on a web page. As can be seen in the below table, the data is easy to read, and finding or displaying information in the table would be much easier than a list containing the same data.
|Name||Date of Birth||Phone|
Example of the same data in a list
Name,Date of Birth,Phone
Joe Smith, 09-10-79,555-801-9876