More discussion/background: https://github.com/whatwg/html/pull/290
Abel Cheung commented
Microsoft has been concentrating their effort on their new Chromium-based Edge Preview browser for a long while, so upcoming Edge would be feature-wise on par with Chrome. Don't expect anything would be done on existing EdgeHTML based browser though, termination of its development effort has already been announced few months ago.
Cameron Martens commented
Since no one has actually stated it on this page, I'm going to point it out for the benefit of everyone who isn't reading the explanation link:
This is a security problem which currently requires an Edge-specific workaround. (Other browsers have had this fix implemented for 2+ years already, and it's just the Microsoft browsers that require a workaround) The fact that a simple fix like this takes so long to get traction is unfortunate.
Please, give support for rel="noopener" in IE11 and Edge browser. We need it so much.
David Wittenbrink commented
Any news on this?
The current workaround for this in Edge is:
I guess this is one of the many reasons why devs encourage their users to download anything but Edge...
What the **** are you waiting for ?
Srsly, it's been nearly 2 years since this was suggested... considering the ratio of bang to buck here, there's no valid excuse for this not being implemented yet.
Jaume Tarradas commented
Edge, like any other Microsoft product is a strainer. But this guy is actually important...
this is way too important to be ignored
Alice Wonder commented
Please implement this. I frequently use _blank as a target because my content often sites other sources the viewer may wish to skim without losing their place in my content, and I was rather shocked to find out the behaviour this attribute adds isn't the default. This is important.
Arda ÖZKAL commented
Please post this on https://connect.microsoft.com/ too.