Re: IE 8 clicking link results in blank page.
Whatever the problem was I corrected it be uninstalling the RC1 update. The basic IE 8 BETA seems to work without a problem.
I had checked it with the pop-up blocker on and off. That be patient it is still BETA does not do a thing for my confidence in Microsoft. They seem to feel the whole world can be patient while they fool around putting out crap like VISTA.