Well, I decided to not use this type of table anymore because it must be deemed outdated if the modern browsers are not supporting it enough.
I don't feel comfortable using any code that takes too many browser workarounds to work correctly.
Unfortunately, all of them did not work in most modern browsers. And the only one that did, I could not modify it without breaking something.
Thanks for the input.
I don't know how to close this thread, so I suppose it will always be open.
Closing it as solved will just make it appear there was a solution to the problem was when there is not. Maybe the admin/developers should know about this so it does not confuse other readers.