Newbie Table validation problem

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I've been working very hard to follow examples re how to mark up a
table properly.  I've come up with this page:

I have tried to implement the table style suggested here:

To me, everything  looks just as I want it under both IE 5.0 and
Netscape 7.0.  As well, Bobby flags no Priority 1 or 2 errors.  

I would be a happy camper but that W3C validator is flagging a lot of
my code...and I don't like that at all !!  It is flagging the
"attributes" I have coded on my TD's with "there is no attribute
xx"...  My greatest concern is how this will translate to
screenreaders or other assistive technologies & I don't want to just
leave it as is.

I'm not sure where I've gone wrong, but would certainly appreciate if
someone could help me to get back on the right track.

Aside from the things that have been flagged, I have concerns about:

- the way I've coded the "blank lines"....I've given each occurrence a
separate id and I think that is wrong/unnecessary...I coded them as
such, because I was concerned about duplicate id's.  Is there a better

- the use of a stack of   in conjunction with left align - I
think I'm missing something elementary here.  I guess this isn't
"wrong" per se, but cheesy nonetheless...agreed ?

I would appreciate any constructive advice.  Thanks !


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