OK folks, try pasting this in your HTML editor then preview it. The question is, why has the float:left caused the bullet points to disappear, and is there a way to work around this?

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<table cellpadding=2 border=1 width=400>
<tr valign="top">
<td>
<div style="background:silver;float:left;">
div floated left<br>
div floated left<br>
div floated left<br>
div floated left<br>
div floated left<br>
div floated left<br>
</div>
<ul>
<li>list item</li>
<li>list item</li>
</ul>
</td>
<td>
<div style="background:silver;">
plain old div<br>
plain old div<br>
plain old div<br>
plain old div<br>
plain old div<br>
plain old div<br>
</div>
<ul>
<li>list item</li>
<li>list item</li>
</ul>
</td>
</tr>
</table>