The value of the window.name property is currently preserved throughout the lifetime of a tab, even with navigation that switches browsing context groups, which can leak information and potentially be used as a tracking vector. Clear the window.name property in this case addresses this issue. This should be a low risk change since looking up a browsing context by name already does not work if it's in another browsing context group, so the name isn't actually useful.

Specification

Editor's draft

Status in Chromium

UI>Browser>Navigation


Enabled by default (tracking bug)

Consensus & Standardization

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Last updated on 2021-03-31