Direct links in Safari

I see that the direct linking feature was implemented this year and the topic closed, but as afar as I can tell it does not work in Safari. Every time I try to open a link it goes through the authentication process and ends up on my main password list. This happens regardless of whether I am already logged in in that browser tab or not. In other browsers it works when you open the link a logged-in tab, but not in a new tab.
Does it work for anyone else? I’d like to suggest it be reimplemented so the link survives the authentication process, but I want to check I’m not the only one that sees this error.