Actually, you are right about Lou being involved in table work -- he
even showed up at the Danvers IETF specifically for that discussion.
As did Ari for the HTTP stuff, or at least that was the reason for him
to travel out and visit the ex-CERN/new-W3C folks.
But this was a year after the HTML WG started and six months after the
Netscapisms were introduced -- HTML2 was pretty much a dead duck by then.
The one HTML discussion I recall that involved Lou was the one we had
on HTML rel/rev attributes being used for targeted placement, or even
relative layout like in a constraint-based GUI, which later realized itself
in FRAME attributes (egads). But I think that was on the www-html list.