li tag, to be precise the path is:
html > body > ul > li > a .
I can't prevent this unwanted IE page pre-loading by adding a
rel="nofollow" to the link: http://crashplan.probackup.nl/bugs/ie-link-will-preload-page/a-rel-nofollow2.en.html and an IE8 test result.
Why does Internet Explorer want to preload these specific linked html pages in the first place, and how to prevent this undesired preload?