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Questions:

Can somebody tell me whether div inside a table is allowed or not according to w3c

Answers:
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml" xml:lang="en">
  <head>
    <title>test</title>
  </head>
  <body>
    <table>
      <tr>
        <td>
          <div>content</div>
        </td>
      </tr>
    </table>
  </body>
</html>

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Answers:

You can’t put a div directly inside a table, like this:

<!-- INVALID -->
<table>
  <div>
    Hello World
  </div>
</table>

Putting a div inside a td or th element is fine, however:

<!-- VALID -->
<table>
  <tr>
    <td>
      <div>
        Hello World
      </div>
    </td>
  </tr>
</table>

Questions:
Answers:

you can put div tags inside a td tag, but not directly inside a table or tr tag.
examples:

this works:

<table>
  <tr>
    <td> 
      <div>This will work.</div> 
    </td>
  </tr>
<table>

this does not work:

<table>
  <tr>
    <div> this does not work. </div> 
  </tr>
</table>

nor does this work:

<table>
  <div> this does not work. </div>
</table>

Questions:
Answers:

While you can, as others have noted here, put a DIV inside a TD (not as a direct child of TABLE), I strongly advise against using a DIV as a child of a TD. Unless, of course, you’re a fan of headaches.

There is little to be gained and a whole lot to be lost, as there are many cross-browser discrepancies regarding how widths, margins, borders, etc., are handled when you combine the two. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had to clean up that kind of markup for clients because they were having trouble getting their HTML to display correctly in this or that browser.

Then again, if you’re not fussy about how things look, disregard this advice.

Questions:
Answers:

It is allow as TD can contain inline- AND block-elements.

Here you can find it in the reference: http://xhtml.com/en/xhtml/reference/td/#td-contains