Maybe I'm just making some silly mistake, but how do you create a hyperlink within a comment?

I have tried the regular html syntax, but that doesn't seem to work in comments, but it does work in answers. So what's wrong?

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Use the following code to place inline link:

[link description](http://example.com).

This also works in regular posts. However, placing too much links that way makes them hard to maintain.


I'm not too sure whether you've noticed the hyperlink which says "help" underneath the Add comment while you're commenting on a question. Clicking on that will give you the best explanation and usage. Pretty simple but most do not notice it. :)

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  • This should be upvoted as it's showing all markdown
    – eyoung100
    Commented May 13, 2014 at 21:07
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    I hadn't noticed the help button before... but it's staring me in the face now.
    – Minos
    Commented May 14, 2014 at 13:02
  • That's why most say; "Noticing even smaller things makes wonder at times". :)
    – AzkerM
    Commented May 14, 2014 at 14:21

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