A good answer might be:

Yes. The web browser does not pay any attention to spaces or new lines (except inside <pre> and </pre>.


Some Web authors prefer to create their tables in the style of the question. Web design tools (such as Dreamweaver usually produce HTML that looks like that. They use indenting to show the role of the text on each line. Here is a nice table:

Barium Yellow
Boron Green
Sodium Yellow
Strontium Red

Edit the following to create the table:

Add additional elements, then click to see what the HTML does.


Add indenting and new lines to change the table to the "indented" style of HTML.