Yesterday (Thursday 10/07/2010) I downloaded and installed the IE9 Beta browser, as WordPress seems to be promoting the new features a lot.
I liked the (very slight, but noticable) speed increase, but when i went to post to my blog, i had some major issues with formatting of my text and paragraphs.
Similar to these short paragraphs, I like to leave a little bit of WHITE SPACE between my paragraphs for ease of reading. By default (In IE8 and Firefox) when you press ENTER in the Post box a full open space is alotted for the paragraph separation (html "P" tag). Similarly, by default, pressing SHIFT+Enter simply creates a single space (html "BR" Tag).
What I found is that with IE9 Beta no matter how you type your post, it resets all paragraphs to single spacing. When I looked at the HTML code, it had set all paragraphs and line breaks as individual DIV enclosures.
So I spent a good 5 minutes replacing the DIV enclosures with appropriate P tags and BR tags where they were needed, as I am fluent with html. Then I clicked UPDATE to change the post to reflect the formatting I wanted.
Lo and behold, when the screen refreshed, everything I had done in the html side of the post editor was RESET TO DIV TAGS again!
While I am aware that HTML 5 has a lot of new features and rules, why would IE9 Beta work that way with wordpress -- changing the line spacing from standard P and BR tags to individual DIV containers?
I have switched back (uninstalled the IE9 Update) to IE8 and everything is now working just fine again with the paragraph spacing.
I have no idea whom I should send this information to, but I hope that it is resolved before the final version of IE9 is complete and released as a (mandatory?) MS Update...
The blog I need help with is xoandre.wordpress.com.