name attribute on object element doesn't create named browsing context

Fixed Issue #11235003


Amelia B.
Mar 10, 2017
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer
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Summary: In HTML 5, the object element is treated as a nested browsing context, just like an iframe. And just like an iframe, it can take a name attribute that you can reference in the target attribute of links. Except that it doesn’t work in MS Edge (or IE).


To reproduce:

  • Create a webpage with an object element with a valid name attribute.
  • To avoid possibly confounding bugs, also give the object a valid data-type and a starter data file.
  • Create a link elsewhere in the page with a target attribute that matches the object’s name, and an href that matches the object’s data-type.
  • Click on the link.

In other browsers, the referenced file will open within the object’s browsing context. In Edge and IE, it opens in a new tab.

Test case (which also demonstrates a link within the object replacing itself just fine):


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Travis L.”

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

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