Editing a post with the inline editor for users with 2K+ reputation leads to the following weird behavior:

Animated GIF of the edit process. The user edits, scrolls down, and hits the save edit button. There is a dialog box popping up asking "You have started editing this post. Abandon this edit? And 'Yes' and 'Cancel' options.

When you edit and save your edit, it asks you if you want to abandon your edits - as if you hadn't changed them. If you select Yes the edits are saved and the edits are not abandoned. If you hit Cancel, the post vanishes until you refresh.

Tested on Chrome on Android and Windows (bug demo on Android).

The issue has been reproduced on most supported browsers across the network.


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First of all: thanks a lot to everybody for notifying us about this issue. We have been able to reproduce and fix it. Please do let us know (in a comment to this answer) if you're still encountering any issues with this.

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    I just encountered it within the past ten minutes. But that was on a question I first asked yesterday and still had open in my browser, so it may be a refresh fluke. Jan 12, 2022 at 15:46
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    Thanks for mentioning it @JosiahYoder! My guess that it is because it was still open in your browser, but please ping me if you encounter it ones more. Again: very much appreciate everybody letting us know :).
    – JD-Stack
    Jan 12, 2022 at 16:04
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    If you type in the answer box and wait long enough (invisible draft save), then try to navigate away from the page it will ask if you want to leave - that is fine. --- If you delete all the text in the answer box, even discard your answer, so the box is empty it will still ask if you wish to leave the page. That is pointless and not the same behavior as a week or two ago.
    – Rob
    Jan 12, 2022 at 22:52
  • ^ That appears to be fixed now, thanks.
    – Rob
    Jan 14, 2022 at 20:58

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