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A fragment identifier is not preserved in the Window.Location.href property for a POST request in Internet Explorer

Symptoms
A fragment identifier is not preserved in the Window.Location.href property for a POST request in Internet Explorer 9 and Internet Explorer 10.

Note The fragment identifier is a hash mark (#) followed by a short string of characters at the end of a typical URL.
Resolution

Update information

To resolve this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer.

To install this update, go to Microsoft Update. To enable this update, see the "Registry information" section.

For technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer, go to the following Microsoft website:Note This update was first included in security update 2888505.

For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2888505 MS13-088: Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer: November 12, 2013

Registry information

Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall the operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.

After you apply this update, you must change the registry. To do this, follow these steps.

For 32-bit (x86-based) computers
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Expand the following subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl

  3. Right-click FeatureControl, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type FEATURE_ENABLE_PRESERVEFRAGMENT_POSTREQUEST_KB2893362, and then press Enter to name the new subkey.
  5. Right-click FEATURE_ENABLE_PRESERVEFRAGMENT_POSTREQUEST_KB2893362, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press Enter to name the new entry.
  7. Right-click iexplore.exe, and then click Modify.
  8. In the Value data box, type 00000001, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.

For 64-bit (x64-based) computers
  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
  2. Expand the following subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl

  3. Right-click FeatureControl, point to New, and then click Key.
  4. Type FEATURE_ENABLE_PRESERVEFRAGMENT_POSTREQUEST_KB2893362, and then press Enter to name the new subkey.
  5. Right-click FEATURE_ENABLE_PRESERVEFRAGMENT_POSTREQUEST_KB2893362, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  6. Type iexplore.exe, and then press Enter to name the new entry.
  7. Right-click iexplore.exe, and then click Modify.
  8. In the Value data box, type 00000001, and then click OK.
  9. Expand the following subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main\FeatureControl

  10. Right-click FeatureControl, point to New, and then click Key.
  11. Type FEATURE_ENABLE_PRESERVEFRAGMENT_POSTREQUEST_KB2893362, and then press Enter to name the new subkey.
  12. Right-click FEATURE_ENABLE_PRESERVEFRAGMENT_POSTREQUEST_KB2893362, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
  13. Type iexplore.exe, and then press Enter to name the new entry.
  14. Right-click iexplore.exe, and then click Modify.
  15. In the Value data box, type 00000001, and then click OK.
  16. Exit Registry Editor.

Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
References
See the terminology Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
Properties

Article ID: 2893362 - Last Review: 11/13/2013 03:14:00 - Revision: 1.0

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