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Inserting links in text elements - browsers don't like me opening in the same tab?

I have inserted a link in my text element using the rich text editor. The default is for bbcode links to open in new tabs, but there are workarounds - see the below topic:

Do Bbcode links have to always go to a new tab?:

However, if I do insert target="_self" into the url, chrome shows the following popup whenever the link is clicked on:

Screenshot 2021-10-26 at 20.46.43

I get a similar popup when I click on the link in Safari (but weirdly not in the development version of my app or on mobile?)

This is what I have in my text element:

Screenshot 2021-10-30 at 12.41.48

Has anyone else encountered this?