Document.referrer is not null when window.location.href is used in Internet Explorer 11

Symptoms
When you use the window.location.href property to open a new webpage on a site that has Enterprise Mode enabled in Internet Explorer 11, the document.referrer element is not null as expected on the new webpage. 

Note In Internet Explorer 8, document.referrer is null as expected in this scenario.
Resolution
To fix this issue, install the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer. To do this, go to Microsoft Update. Additionally, see the technical information about the most recent cumulative security update for Internet Explorer.

Note This update was first included in the MS16-084: Security update for Internet Explorer: July 12, 2016.
Status
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
References
Learn about the terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates.
Properties

Article ID: 3176752 - Last Review: 07/12/2016 17:48:00 - Revision: 1.0

Internet Explorer 11

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