This is a new issue I came across while viewing my site in Internet Explorer, regardless which version. I know the saying here is to recommend users to use Firefox over IE.
I agree with this saying, however, there's really no way you could convince someone to use something that they're probably too ignorant to change.
Aside from that, I never encountered this problem before.
When I set the number of characters of the brief version of an entry, I noticed that along with the cut-off from the entry, it also cuts off the end bracket of the html code if a user was to italicize or bold a text, or in some of the cases, cuts off an embed video, starting with <object>. When that happens, the layout becomes entangled in the unclosed bracket, despite it's precedence.
I'm using the doctype value xhtml strict 1.0, when I validated the source code, it states: You have neglected to close an element.... When I know for a fact that my layout is xhtml orientated. No end brackets missing. However, it seems the brief version setting also counts the source code as well as the number of characters in the entry. By source code I mean the entries' html.
I'm curious to know if this can be fixed to count only the entry words and not the mark-up. Perhaps, if the brief version cuts off an element, it could close the code instead of neglecting any html.
If I placed this in the wrong section I apologize, but I assume this would be a problem not only to me but to others as well.