Today I added a new article and wanted to add a link to the online source. Since the source, The Chronicle of Higher Education, was already in the article, I highlighted it with the mouse, which brought up a trio of possibilities: Create Web Link, See Also Link, or Add Tag. I chose the first and put the URL into the form that appeared. To my surprise, that didn't add a link to the highlighted text but instead created a separate link at the top of the article. I have two suggestions: 1) If text is already highlighted, make the highlighted text a live link (this is what is done in Gmail and most forums), don't create a separate link elsewhere. 2) If a new link is being created not using highlighted text, let the person editing the article determine where the link should go rather than Clibu arbitrarily putting it at the top.
I've attached a file that illustrates what I've said. The words circled in red are the words I highlighted, but instead of making them into a link, Clibu put the link at the top of the article. That has the additional disadvantage of being the first thing that appears when the article is collapsed (I want the title to be the first thing--indeed, often the only thing--I see when an article is collapsed.
All of our testing and development is currently being done using Google Chrome. We do test on Firefox from time to time, but not on IE and we are aware of various issues with IE. We will ramp up testing on browsers other than Chrome as we move forward.
When you click anywhere in an article it switches into editing that article. This includes clicking on a link, so the behaviour is consistent.
The issue with using Clibu in Firefox and links opening as Popups should now be fixed in the new V0.83.00 release. I was able to reproduce the popup problem in the previous release and can't in the new release. This and some other Firefox issues have been fixed and worked-around.
The link should always be on the text you select. Occasionally this doesn't happen and a link is placed after the selected text, which is a bug. I've never seen the link get added to the start of an article though.
Can you reproduce this and if so what Browser are you using?
I'll give clicking on a link some more thought and may change this behaviour.