a table cell is like any other block element in regards to what you are talking about... I think..
Just like you would set the innerHTML of a div or span, you can set the innerHTML of a table cell (<td>);
Alternatively (and some would argue more correctly) you could get a table cell by id and append a text node with a value...
If I am totally off base for what you are asking, maybe give a little more clarification?
You can see in the code how the jquery is saying that where there is an input:text it will feed the value result based on an ID. instead of input:text I will like to use span and present those results in a table