Browsing context keyword (_blank, _parent etc) should not be case-sensitive

Issue #11403319 • Assigned to Kris K.


Simon P.
Mar 27, 2017
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  • Microsoft Edge
  • Chrome
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  • Opera
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Steps to reproduce

Steps to reproduce the problem:

  1. a document into _bLAnk.
  2. a document into _bLAnk.

What is the expected behavior?
The browser should create two new browsing contexts.

What went wrong?
Only one new browsing context is created.

The browser is treating _bLAnk (or other case-mixing of _blank) as a new, named, non-keyword browsing context. The second call is reusing the browsing context (_bLAnk) created by the first

This works as expected in Firefox.

Relevant HTML spec section 7.1.5 Named Browsing Contexts:

Relevant web-platform-tests tests:

whatwg/html issue discussing this, with web compat analysis


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Steven K.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Travis L.”

      Changed Title from “Browsing context keyword (_blank, _parent etc) should not be case-sensitive” to “Browsing context keyword (_blank, _parent etc) should not be case-sensitive”

      Changed Assigned To from “Travis L.” to “Kris K.”

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