IE 11 - When opening a new window from another - window.opener is undefined

Issue #110920 • Assigned to Ed M.


Apr 27, 2014
This issue is public.
Found in build #
Reported by 5 people

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Steps to reproduce

URL = http://srvr-clw/bugs/66732/


Repro Steps:

  1. Create a page with: <a href=’’ target=’_blank’>Open Microsoft</a>
  2. Open the page in IE 11
  3. Click the link
  4. Open the console in the Microsoft window that has been opened
  5. Type: window.opener
    => you will get undefined

Try this on other browsers or versions of IE - this will not happen.

Expected Results:

When opening a new window from another, window.opener in the new window will be a handle to the opening window.

Actual Results:


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “IPBS P.”

      Changed Assigned To from “IPBS P.” to “Bruce M.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Bruce M.” to “Forbes H.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To to “Saty B.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To to “Ed M.”

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