How to Center a Table inside a Div using CSS

If you have been looking for a simple way to center a table inside a div, then here it is

<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
<
head>
<
title></title>
<
style type="text/css">
#divOne
{
width:400px;
text-align:center;
border:dotted 1px black;
}

#tblOne
{
width:200px;
margin:0 auto;
border: solid 1px black;
}

</style>
</
head>
<
body>
<
div id="divOne">
<
table id="tblOne">
<
tr>
<
td>R1C1</td>
<
td>R1C2</td>
<
td>R1C3</td>
</
tr>
<
tr>
<
td>R2C1</td>
<
td>R2C2</td>
<
td>R2C3</td>
</
tr>
</
table>
</
div>
</
body>
</
html>

I have seen lot of people missing out on the margin:auto property. Setting margin to auto is the correct way to center a table and works in ‘most’ of the browsers. The border is just for illustration purposes and is not required.

OUTPUT

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