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

Fixed Issue #10294127


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”

      Changed Assigned To from “Travis L.” to “Bo C.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Fixed”

    • I am still getting the same error.
      I have a form with target="_blank"

      when the form is submitted, it is supposed to open the action in new tab. however blank page is opened in new tab.

      How should I fix this?

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