IE 11 \ 10 localStorage is not shared properly between tabs/windows

Site Outreach Issue #106109


Apr 27, 2014
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Steps to reproduce



Repro Steps:

  1. Go to any site, e.g.
  2. Open developer tools console
  3. Execute: localStorage.setItem('x’, 1);
  4. Execute: localStorage.getItem(‘x’); // returns 1 - OK
  5. Open another tab and navigate there to same page, e.g.
  6. In developer console, execute in the new tab: localStorage.getItem(‘x’); // returns 1 - OK
  7. In the new tab, execute: localStorage.setItem('x’, 2);
  8. Go to the first tab.
  9. In the first tab, execute: localStorage.getItem(‘x’); // returns 1 - NOT OK, should be 2
  10. In the first tab, execute: localStorage.setItem('x’, 3);
  11. In the 2nd tab, execute: localStorage.getItem(‘x’); // returns 2 - NOT OK, should be 3

Expected Results:

localStorage content should be shared between tabs/windows on the same domain

Actual Results:


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “IPBS P.”

      Changed Status to “Site Outreach”

      Changed Assigned To from “IPBS P.” to “Ximing Z.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Ximing Z.” to “Venkat K.”

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