# How to quote and link in a comment

Is there any easy way to quote in a comment? You can quote in a question or an answer easily. Just put ">" in front of the quoted statements. However, this does not work in a comment.

Similarly you can write a link in a question or an answer by writing, for example, [here][1] and [1]:the linked address. However, this does not work in a comment.

Sorry if the solutions are well known.

• Aug 16 '13 at 4:59

• Note that the URL needs the http:// part. E.g. Google vs. [Google](www.google.com). Aug 16 '13 at 5:02
I don't think the block quote formatting is available in comments, but you could also just use quotation marks, "[text]" or «[text]». You could get gray background if preferred by using [text], which would result in [text].
• testing gray background Aug 16 '13 at 4:58
• But MathJax doesn't seem to work on gray background: $\frac{\sin x}{n} = 6$ Jul 12 '18 at 11:40