javascript_include_tag emits self-closing <script> tag


here is a sample rhtml:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN"
<html xmlns="" xml:lang="en" lang="en">
  <head><%= javascript_include_tag :defaults %></head>

the call to javascript_include_tag outputs self-closing <script />
tags. which is not a proper strict xhtml according to the DTD, so IE
does not render the page. the page is just shown blank.

is there a way to make rails behave?