A parenthesized link:


works in an answer, but not in a comment.


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Do this instead:


(The parentheses will be part of the link, but I think that's close enough to what you were trying to do)

  • sigh... I "solved" it in the same way that TomWij did -- by inserting a space after the open paren, which is even closer. But still, I would consider any differences between the markdown in the two cases to be a bug. (Yeah, some things are not sensible in a comment -- better to error or intentionally ignore them than to behave differently.) Nov 3, 2010 at 18:47

I just stumbled over this post. This was fixed a long time ago, as the first comment under your question shows.

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