# How to format links in comments

I wonder how to provide nice links in comments, similar to the links in the question/answers. I tried

<a href="link">link description</a>


and

[link description][1]
[1]: link


so far, but neither works as desired. Still, there must be a way to do it, because many users regularly provide nicely formatted links in their comments.

• – Martin Sleziak Jul 11 '12 at 3:18
• Please clear the sandbox if you are done. – Makoto Kato Sep 11 '12 at 0:08

## 1 Answer

Use Markdown's inline link syntax, an example of which is shown when you click the "help" link under "Add Comment".

[link text](http://link-uri.com)


This works in answers as well.