I am wondering about UX on mobile for stuff which, in a desktop setting, would typically open in a new window or tab because the origin page/screen needs to stay as is.
Example, when asking a new question on this site, there is a "How to format" box to the right of the text area with a summary on how to write markdown. In that summary, there is a link to more detailed explanation, which, when clicked, opens in a new tab. I think this is good, since the user might not want to nav away from a form they have already entered info into, etc. There are lots of other cases like this.
But, lets take that scenario to mobile...
The link opens a new tab... but does the user realize they will have to close that (or go through the change-tab interface) to get back to the original tab? I could see where confusion could occur, and out of frustration, the original task of submitting the question (or whatever it may be) could be abandoned.
Am I over analyzing this? Are there best practices for implementing "links to more info" on mobile without losing the origin page/task screen?