target="_blank" loading a blank page instead of the url

Confirmed Issue #10294127 • Assigned to Travis L.


Daniel H.
Dec 21, 2016
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Steps to reproduce

  1. Go to this page:

  2. Click on the “See It” button for Abt.

  3. The browser will open a new tab but fail to load the page.

From investigating this I’m almost certain that there is a 1300 character limit on the url when an anchor tag has target="_blank" on it. I’ve removed characters from the url until it meets the 1300 character limit and it works fine.

The url works fine if target="_blank" is removed or if you manually right click -> open in a new tab.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Travis L.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

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