Implement console as a namespace object

Won’t fix Issue #9392959


Domenic D.
Oct 17, 2016
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  • Microsoft Edge
Standard affected
Console Standard

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Steps to reproduce

The specification for the console object has recently been updated to make it a "namespace object". See:

and note especially the clause in the last saying “For historical web-compatibility reasons…”

Tests are available at


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    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To to “Brad E.”

      Changed Assigned To to “Leo L.”

      Changed Status to “Confirmed”

    • Please make sure the new implementation is used both when DevTools are open and not. Currently those two implementations differ in a lot of ways that are detectable by web content which shouldn’t happen.

      I filed for those differences.

    • Microsoft Edge Team

      Changed Assigned To from “Leo L.” to “Newton J.”

      Changed Assigned To from “Newton J.” to “Zoher G.”

      Changed Status from “Confirmed” to “Won’t fix”

    • Hi!

      This issue has been resolved as “Won’t Fix” because we have made a decision to scope bug fixing on the current Edge product to critical security and reliability issues, and the minimum necessary to service in-market customers (RS4 and RS5), in order to focus on high quality delivery of the new Edge based on open source.​

      The insider builds of the new Microsoft Edge can be downloaded here:


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