When navigating, IE11 "Back Caching" feature dramatically changes the behaviour of the underlying IWebBrowser2 object

By design Issue #650479


Jul 28, 2014
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

  1. Launch a new instance of IE11
  2. Grab an IWebBrowser2 instance from it (won’t get into details on how to get this one).
  3. Navigate to https://www.linkedin.com (make sure you are not signed in)
  4. Click the link that reads "[Browse members] by country"

You will notice that IWebBrowser2.LocationURL still points to the document of the previous web page.

Expected Results:

The IWebBrowser2.Document/LocationURL/etc properties should point to the document of the web page we just navigated to like it used to do with IE10 (instead of it pointing to the web page we navigated away from)

Actual Results:

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

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      Changed Assigned To to “Bruce M.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Bruce M.” to “Forbes H.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “By design”

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