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IE8 fixes, and chat client

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IE support is now better, though not on a par with the other platforms by a long shot. Funnily enough, the problem wasn't the mime type - I've been serving it up as text/html for IE for a long time - but more with the actual document content itself. Specifically, benryves drew my attention to this part of the XHTML standard, which states that certain tags should be written as explicit open/close pairs (rather than the style). Under XML these are equivalent, but given that we're pretending for IE's sake that the document is HTML, it causes problems. What's most interesting about this is that it also breaks Firefox - Firefox does not seem to like minimized
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