The title pretty much is all I am asking.

I was just writing an answer in which I wanted to use a tag . I wasn't sure if I spelled it correctly hence I clicked it, and rather than opening a new tab it was a redirect in that same window. But if someone is creating a post, is there ever a reason, why someone might want to discard his writing, just to check a part of that "to be written" post? (I think it is same for links by the way)

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    You can always Right Click (If you're using a mouse), then press: "Open link in new tab". It works for me. Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 12:16
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    @StackExchangeTornado ofc I can do that. But my point is, why you ever wanted to left click it with current behavior? So why not make it have a useful behavior instead?!
    – Zaibis
    Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 12:23
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    I also thought of that too, that can also be annoying when I forget to right click. That is why I agree with this. Commented Dec 5, 2018 at 12:24
  • When you click on the tag, don't you get a popup window warning you are leaving the page? This would prevent anyone from accidentally losing their half-written answer.
    – David K
    Commented Mar 21, 2019 at 13:10
  • @DavidK: True, I do. But when I made this meta post I acidently clicked the tag twice (thought I missed it the first time) and in my writing the tag was exactly on the height the "leave anyways" button appeared. I don't say this is a bad design in itself. It was just a very rare and unfortunate case. BUT:
    – Zaibis
    Commented Mar 22, 2019 at 4:55
  • My point isn't that there are no safety measures, to prevent loosing the content. My point here is, there is not a single use-case I could consider that would ever come up, where someone would want to discard his work, just to check a part of their work. So it is not an complaint about the measures being taken to warn the user, it is, in such scenario there wouldn't ever be a logic reason to click "yes, leave anyways". And hence, why not just in that specific case, remove the feature at all and instead make left click an open in new tab event. I tried to be clear about it in OP. Should I edit?
    – Zaibis
    Commented Mar 22, 2019 at 4:59


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