how to put borders order text

I know how to create tables and use borders with those, but I am trying to do something different. I want to create one (skinny) border to go around a few lines of text. Basically I want a box to outline a few lines of text. I suspect I can do this with tables, but for the life of me I can't figure it out!
thanks,
Scott
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garrethgCommented:
Is this the sort of thing you're looking for?

<TABLE CELLSPACING="0" CELLPADDING="0" BORDER="0" BGCOLOR="#000000">
<TR>
<TD>
  <TABLE CELLSPACING="1" CELLPADDING="3" BORDER="0">
  <TR>
  <TD BGCOLOR="#FFFFFF">text</TD>
  </TR>
  </TABLE>
</TD>
</TR>
</TABLE>

Nested tables must be used to achieve the same results on both NSN and MSIE.
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cscott57Author Commented:
Is this a nested table? What you provided here is EXACTLY what I am looking for and is working well on my IE4. Will it work well on other browsers too?

(Weird that the question was posted twice. I think it is because I had pressed "refresh" on my browser.")

thanks,
Scott
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oubelkasCommented:
scott>> garrethg gave the right answer, it works on both IE and NS. I used this method once and it works on all browsers. So you could accept his comment as an answer ;)

Joseph
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cscott57Author Commented:
THANKS
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garrethgCommented:
Yes you can get a repost to the server on refresh.

The advantage of using tables for this (as opposed CSS) is that it will work on all browser that support tables with background colors. Such browsers are used by something around 95%+ of net using public. That's about the widest coverage you're going to get.
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oubelkasCommented:
yep, I'm with garrethg ;)
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