Memory leaks with iFrames

Not reproducible Issue #6768642


Mar 4, 2016
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Steps to reproduce


Repro Steps:

Open the link below in the IE 11 or Edge and navigate through 30-40 slides and you will see the memory profile of the browser continuing to climb, starting at 300-400mb. Eventually, this will climb so high that the browser will crash. Use the same link in Chrome or FireFox and you will see that this does not occur, the memory profile stays steady.

Expected Results:

The expected behaviour is that the memory from a loaded slide will be freed up once the user navigates away from that slide and the iFrame is detached from the DOM. This is happening in Chrome and FireFox, but does not happen in IE 11 and Edge.

Actual Results:

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Rico M.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Rico M.” to “Riff J.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

      Changed Assigned To from “Riff J.” to “IE S.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Not reproducible”

      Changed Assigned To from “IE S.” to “Steven K.”

    • We were not able to repro this issue in the latest Edge releases.  Please try to repro this issue in a current version and let us know if you experience the same issue.

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      The MS Edge Team

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