Disclaimer: I'm cross-posting this question from Meta SE to get input from the UX fanatics here.
I've seen people complain about not been able to use
TAB to format code in SE. There are many fixes such as:
- format code in a text editor, then insert
SPACE x 4newb
The request to implement tab formatting functionality has been denied by SE, and refuted on the claim that this would damage
TAB's native functionality in the browser.
As a developer who focuses on UX, I disagree, on the grounds that I believe that when editing code,
TAB is expected by most users to create a tab, not jump to the next element in the page.
Do you think that giving TAB formatting functionality will improve UX?