php loops

Code:
<?php
$result = mysql_query( "SELECT * FROM reminder_events ORDER BY reminder_date DESC" );
$nr = mysql_num_rows( $result );
if(empty($nr))
{
echo("
<tr>
<td colspan='3'>No Reminders setup</td>
</tr>
");
}
while( $row = mysql_fetch_array( $result ))
{
$reminder_name = $row["reminder_name"];
$reminder_desc = $row["reminder_desc"];
$reminder_date = $row["reminder_year"]."-".$row["reminder_month"]."-".$row["reminder_date"];
$reminder_id = $row["reminder_id"];

echo("

<tr>
<td width='20%' id=reminder_body_name>$reminder_name</td>
<td width='60%' id=reminder_body>$reminder_desc</td>
<td width='10%' id=reminder_body_date>$reminder_date</td>
<td width='10%'><a href='reminder_list.php?reminder_id=$reminder_id'>delete</a></td>
</tr>
");
}
mysql_free_result( $result );
?>

The above code is working fine but I am trying to introduce a double line break after each set oif results - ie after the line:
<td width='10%'><a href='reminder_list.php?reminder_id=$reminder_id'>delete</a></td>
</tr>
If I use the <br /> tag it is just appended to the top of the page
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Chris StanyonWebDevCommented:
If you want a space after each set of results, simply add a blank Table Row (<tr>):

<tr>
<td width='20%' id=reminder_body_name>$reminder_name</td>
<td width='60%' id=reminder_body>$reminder_desc</td>
<td width='10%' id=reminder_body_date>$reminder_date</td>
<td width='10%'><a href='reminder_list.php?reminder_id=$reminder_id'>delete</a></td>
</tr>
<tr><td colspan='4'>&nbsp;</td></tr>

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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Chris is right.  You can not put a <br> in the middle of a 'table'.  <table>s and <tr>s and <td>s are containers and you can't put anything between them.  If you do, it gets put outside the table.  Somewhere.  All table content must go in the <td>s.
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Brian TaoSenior Business Solutions ConsultantCommented:
Wrap each set of results (in this case, each <tr>) in <table> tags to make them individual tables, and then put the <br> tags between tables.
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Julian HansenCommented:
In addition to the above,

The mysql library has been deprecated as of PHP 5.5 http://php.net/manual/en/migration55.deprecated.php. You might want to consider moving to mysqli
$result = mysql_query( "SELECT * FROM reminder_events ORDER BY reminder_date DESC" );

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Ray PaseurCommented:
This doesn't have anything to do with formatting HTML tables, but Julian is right - MySQL is barely even on life support any more.  Get rid of it now, to avoid a catastrophe later.  Here's how to make the move away from the old, deprecated MySQL to one of the supported extensions.
http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/11177/PHP-MySQL-Deprecated-as-of-PHP-5-5-0.html
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doctorbillTechAuthor Commented:
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Thanks for the advice
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