IE doesn’t like empty <title>

ARRRGGGG!!!
I’ve been working on a simple html page for one hour to make it display in ie before i found that the problem cames fom my title tag.
Indeed in my page I had:

</code></p> <p>This simple line is enough to blockthe display of the page. It is necessary to put nothing or to write</p> <p><code><title>

Great…