i am having some nested table where by i have many tables in one big table this way:

<table name="bigtable"><tr><td>
<table name="table1"><tr><td>&nbsp;</td></tr></table>
<table name="table2"><tr><td>&nbsp;</td></tr></table>
i want the table1 and table2 to be arranged side by side. but from the code i am having above, the table1 is shown with a line break. which means, table1 is on top of table2. i don't want it this way as i needed it to be side by side. how could i do that?