Link to pdf file, created with URL.createObjectURL(), wont displayed in <iframe> or <object>

By design Issue #5411066


Nov 12, 2015
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

  1. Open pdf file and get File object from FileList, using input field for files.
  2. Use URL.createObjectURL(file) to obtain blob url for that file.
  3. Use gotten blob url in iframe src attribute or object data attribute.

Result: nothing happens.

Expected Results:

Selected pdf file will be shown in corresponding <iframe> or <object>

Actual Results:

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Mara P.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Sermet I.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Sermet I.” to “Ted D.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To to “Manoj B.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Manoj B.” to “IE S.”

      Changed Status to “By design”

    • Any solutions to this problem?

    • Any news?

    • Hello,

      Thank you for providing this information about the issue. Currently, we do not plan to release a fix for this problem. We are considering a solution for a future build.

      Best Wishes,
      The MS Edge Team

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