I just noticed something weird when using JQuery ajax ($.get and $.post) to update the content of a div. I use the html function of JQuery to put the content inside the div like this :
Everything worked fine with following div :
But, as I work with xml a lot, I am used to writing empty tags as such :
Suddenly, the div would not get the content from the html function anymore! My only possible explanation is that the
<div id="someId"></div> implicitly contains an empty text node (which will be replaced with the html), while the
<div id="someId"/> does not have any content at all.