I suspected something was wrong in the generation of code and ordering of table tags. I was right.
I created a test page with just a recordset calling up one title field. I used the Repeating Table wizard and was able to generate the code successfully. I compared this code to the one on the more complex page I am designing to see where it went wrong. It had put the table tag inside the "do" tag. It also had the Alternate content code outside of the "do" loop.
I am all set now, except still baffled why it generated the code improperly!