OK. Go that way.

HTML 4.01 with tables is still HTML 4.01 and does not in any way affect the doctype. It just refers to a technique of using tables to better align objects on the page. You could publish with HTML 5 and you yourself put tables in to align things* and call it HTML 5 with tables. Same thing.

*Note that this is frowned upon by the HTML5 Bourgeoisie.