Microsoft Edge locks up when encountering an endless javascript loop.

Fixed Issue #8113760

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Author
Greg G.
Created
Jul 8, 2016
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  • Microsoft Edge
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Steps to reproduce

  1. Create an html page.
  2. Insert some javascript similar to the following:
    $(document).ready(function() {
    while(true) {
    alert(“hello”);
    }
    });
  3. Browser will display alert box over and over.
  4. Kill Edge via task manager.
  5. Restart Edge
  6. Edge will load any pages previously loaded, including the problematic page, causing it to lock up again. Rinse and repeat!

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Ibrahim O.”

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

    • We appreciate your feedback. I can repro this issue on the current public build 10586.494. However appears to be this issue has been fixed and the fix is available in the latest insider preview which will be available also as public stable soon. 

      All the best,
      The MS Edge Team

    • Thanks Ibrahim!

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