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Are tags renderred differently in questions and comments on purpose?

The editing help explains that comment formatting supports shorthand links, including:

[tag:tagname] and [meta-tag:tagname] – link to the given tag's page. Link text is the name of the tag. meta-tag only works on meta sites.

Whereas such links are formatted with the post-tag CSS class in posts, which styles them as , they are not so formatted in comments—instead just appearing as normal links; it is therefore not always evident that one is referring to a tag without explicitly stating "tag [tag:foo]".

Please apply the post-tag class to such shorthand links in comments.

  • @TimStone: Agreed, that is related. I have commented on that question's accepted (and only) answer, as I'm surprised by it. Perhaps this question can be closed as a dupe.
    – eggyal
    Jun 11, 2012 at 12:57
  • This is still a valid (non-dupe) request, that was just a brief explanation of why they aren't the same as they are in questions. That doesn't mean that they can't be made to look distinct, though. See also balpha's answer upon implementing this.
    – Tim Stone
    Jun 11, 2012 at 13:17
  • @TimStone: Aha, then it is at very least by design. I will remove the bug tag (and therein lies a perfect case in point).
    – eggyal
    Jun 11, 2012 at 13:20

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As Tim Stone already noted, this is a deliberate decision. We don't want comments to look like this:

a screenshot of a comment that includes several styled tags

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    Are unciorns similar to magical, weaponized ponies? ;-) Jun 11, 2012 at 13:53

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