Is the end of HTML as we know it?

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Subject: Is the end of HTML as we know it?
Posted by:  1001 Webs (1001we…
Date: Sat, 03 Nov 2007

Every respected Web-authoring Guru says that.
This is the era of table-less design, CSS code, XHTML compliant
Separate layout from content.

There's no reason to use tables any more.
Everything can be done with CSS.
Tables are so 2002ish ...

Do you agree with that?
I don't.
I've run into many situations where I just couldn't achieve the
desired effect in different browsers without using tables.
But it could be that I'm not well versed on the intricacies of CSS ...