Empty tags text duplication

Some text preceded by an empty tag in minimized form (<span />), and properly styled by some CSS rules, is duplicated.

Test page Workaround is not included
Reported by: Andrea.

Explorer 5-6 Windows, Explorer 7 | Reported on 26 June 2006.

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1 Posted by Tino Zijdel on 28 June 2006 | Permalink

Tag-minimization is only allowed in XHTML which IE doesn't support; basically this is invalid HTML...

2 Posted by Andrea Martines on 1 July 2006 | Permalink

@ Tino:
IE does support XHTML: it renders documents declaring XHTML doctype without going in quirks mode. What IE doesn't yet support is serving XHTML documents as XML with the correct MIME type. But it's another story.

3 Posted by Tino Zijdel on 2 July 2006 | Permalink

Andreas: pages served as text/html should be treated as HTML and nothing else, and that is what all browsers do. Same with this testpage; it is send as text/html so basically it *is* HTML but with a wrong DTD, and invalid HTML with that...

That's the problem with XHTML; people don't know how and when to use it so basically it is just a lost case.