# Ruby REXML::CData RDOC page

## July 14, 2008 by pedro mota

… one can read this is in the official REXML::CData RDOC page:\n\nie_hack: Internet Explorer is the worst piece of crap to have ever been written, with the possible exception of Windows itself. Since IE is unable to parse proper XML, we have to provide a hack to generate XML that IEâ€˜s limited abilities can handle. This hack inserts a space before the /> on empty tags.