For those who aren't familiar, when you click on a comment link in DEV.to, you are taken to a page which displays only that comment in isolation (example here). If you want more context, you can (must) click
VIEW POST or
VIEW FULL DISCUSSION links. Medium works similarly.
To me, a comment is inherently contextual.
- Is there ever a time when viewing a comment without context is desireable? When / why?
- Is there a technical reason for the current UX?
- Github comment links are powered by anchor tags, so the browser simply displays the full page and scrolls to the relevant section (very intuitive).