IE & Edge do not fire window.onpopstate event when location.hash changes

Fixed Issue #8532684


Alexandre P.
Aug 18, 2016
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Found in
  • Microsoft Edge
  • Internet Explorer
Reported by 1 person

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Steps to reproduce

1- Handle the window.onpopstate event and the window.onhashchange event.
2- In console, type : location.hash = "#hello"
3- Using your prefered technique, watch the browser fire the onhashchange event but not the window.onpopstate event as it should

This issue was marked as fixed in but it is clearly not.


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Status to “Fixed”

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