Erik Moeller: "
I agree with previous commenters that this is likely to be at the cause of a
lot of the accidental infobox deletions and such. I understand it's a tricky
issue, but the current behavior is extremely confusing from the user's point of
view, so we need to look at some viable solutions.
Recapping the simple case: User is on what they perceive to be an unnecessary
newline, presses delete to make the visual layout match the expected layout. A
separate object (in the case of the infobox, right-aligned on the other side of
the screen) suddenly disappears. This is very surprising and counter-intuitive
Why don't we just suppress the delete key when pressing it would delete the
object the slug is associated with? In some alternative editors like Google
Docs, it is actually not possible to nuke the entire document by just pressing
down the delete key at the top of the page -- it will stop before certain
objects. I've never had any problems as a result.
That seems like the simplest solution to me and does not require a redesign of