Crash or reload loop upon setting the "name" or "for" attribute of an <output> element

Fixed Issue #16013873


Peter S.
Feb 19, 2018
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  • Microsoft Edge
Found in build #
Reported by 4 people

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Steps to reproduce

  1. Create an HTML document which includes an <output> element.
  2. Affect the “for” or “name” attribute of said element, e/g output.setAttribute(“name","foo”);
  3. Page may loop if executed onload, or will crash upon page inspection (f12).
  • See related Issue #11141600.
<!DOCTYPE html>
    var construct = function(event){
      var output = document.querySelector("output");
      try {

        output.setAttribute("name", "total");
        output.value = "testing";

      } catch (error) {
        console.error(error.status, error);
    window.addEventListener("load", construct);
  <form name="foo">
    <input name="quantity" />
    <input name="price" value="3" />


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    • Seeing the exact same issue on our web app, a major blocker for us as it won’t render on the latest Edge.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “James M.”

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. We are pleased to report this feature is fixed in Edge 17083 and is available in our Insider Preview build.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

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