Passing a HTML tag with attributes to jQuery without a closing tag (either /> or </tag>) has different behaviour in IE 8
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When creating a new HTML element with attributes by passing the source to the jQuery constructor, if no closing tag is present most browsers create the element anyway.
IE 8 (and maybe below, I don't have < 8) return an empty jQuery object.
Example without attributes, showing the expected behavour: http://jsfiddle.net/HJyGz/0/
Example with an attribute, showing the buggy behaviour: http://jsfiddle.net/HJyGz/1/