Setting a text node's textContent to empty string isn't immediately rendered

Issue #11244341 • Assigned to Bogdan B.


Jeremy D.
Mar 12, 2017
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Works in IE 11, Chrome, Firefox. Other browsers not tested.

<!doctype html>
<html lang="en">
  <meta charset="utf-8">
  <title>Edge Issue</title>
    div {
      height: 60px;
    This text should disappear after 100ms. Resizing the window will make it disappear.
    setTimeout(function() {
      document.querySelector('h1').nextSibling.textContent = '';
    }, 100);


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    • forgot to mention: removing the style fixes the issue

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Rick J.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Rick J.” to “Christian F.”

      Changed Steps to Reproduce

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Steps to Reproduce

      Changed Assigned To from “Christian F.” to “Daniel L.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Bogdan B.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Bogdan B.” to “Peter S.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Peter S.” to “Bogdan B.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Won’t fix”

      Changed Status from “Won’t fix”

    • Reactivating auto-resolved valid bugs reported by web dev community. Those were not expected to be resolved. We apologize for any inconvenience!

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Bogdan B.”

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