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Type: Bug
ID: 798684
Opened: 8/27/2013 7:19:13 PM
Access Restriction: Public
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Within Internet Explorer 9 & 10, the localStorage implementation fires events unexpectedly in windows / tab that caused the event. This causes unfortunate side affects, as the desired behavior is to have "other" windows / tabs react to this event.

As a reference here are the actual specifications as to how this should operate:
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Posted by Microsoft on 4/4/2016 at 9:23 AM
We've moved! This issue is now being tracked at https://developer.microsoft.com/microsoft-edge/platform/issues/74861/
Posted by hansifer2 on 12/24/2015 at 8:44 AM
This has been a long-standing bug in IE 9-11.

Thankfully, it appears to be fixed in EdgeHTML 13.10586
Posted by Microsoft on 10/14/2013 at 6:18 AM
Thank you so much for the feedback.

Unfortunately, we are not able to address this feedback in our upcoming release. We will consider your feedback for a future release. We will keep this connect feedback bug active to track this request.

Every piece of feedback we receive is important to us and helps us improve the quality of Internet Explorer.
We continue to welcome more feedback, so please don't hesitate to report other ways that we can improve Internet Explorer.

Best regards,
The Internet Explorer Beta Team
Posted by Microsoft on 8/29/2013 at 7:42 AM
Thank you for your feedback. We will be investigating this issue further.

Best regards,

The Internet Explorer Team
Posted by moshe l on 8/28/2013 at 3:20 AM
can repro too.
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Posted by Jesse Redl on 9/8/2013 at 7:10 AM
Posted by Jesse Redl on 9/8/2013 at 7:10 AM
An alternative solution was provided on stackoverflow. However, this workaround does not rely upon local storage: http://stackoverflow.com/a/18625288/501494