Background-color of link with display: block does not change on :hover in IE 8 beta 2

Steps to reproduce: hover the mouse over any of the links in this page: on the text part of links and on non-text part of links

Expected results: the background-color should change to green

Another testcase with same external signs, same layout symptoms: Clickable/hoverable area of block anchors in IE 8 beta 2 from Bruno Fassino

Another testcase with same description, external signs and layout symptoms: IE 8 pre-RC1: problem with hover on a block link from Bruno Fassino

This bug has been reported at connect's IE beta feedback as bug 365927

Update: this bug has been FIXED in Internet Explorer 8 final release build 6001.18702 released on March 19th 2009. Otherwise, Internet Explorer 8 final release build 6001.18702 PASSES this specific and particular testcase.

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