I added some tables, as HTML, to a Markdown document.
In the rendered HTML, immediately before each of the tables, are several
<br> tags, sometimes three of them, other times four or six. But the number of breaks doesn't correspond to the number of empty lines before the start of the
<table>... tags and their contents.
This is very much not a big deal as I also noticed I've been using the "GitHub Flavored Markdown (Offline)" processor and the GitHub-flavored style tables don't produce the extraneous breaks like the HTML tables do.