lucy24 - 9:41 pm on Jan 14, 2013 (gmt 0)
:: detour to try out code, which (to my surprise) renders in SEE's html preview even though half the table is missing ::
What are you really trying to do: depict the flag of Iceland* via html? If so, why don't you instead set the table to separate borders with a spacing of 16px, or attach 8px of padding to the appropriate sides of the four (not nine) cells? As it stands, the horizontal layout has created a situation that's impossible for any browser, so it has to take its best guess about which number is most important.
* Or the Shetland islands or something along those lines. Details, details.