I have a request from a user to remove the link from the text and ONLY have the "open new window" icon be what is clickable for that link.
The reason is that the text is something he wants to copy and paste to add to a filter while others want to see the destination of that text in a new window.
He found in Confluence that they allow the "open new window" icon to be the only clickable item, however it's an option for the text along with other related actions like "Hyperlink", "Edit link", and "Display URL".
In our application, the text is an IP Address or Hostname which when clicked, brings the user to that IP Address or Hostname opened in a new window. We have the text linked and clickable with an icon (not clickable) next to the text indicating it will open in a new window.
What is the standard convention for whether the icon itself should be clickable and the only clickable item next to the text?
My gut is that this is not needed but can't find anything definitive. I plan on asking customers and other users today but curious from the community their thoughts.