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Adding <kbd> tags into comments on questions & answers doesn't work. It just displays the HTML.

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Comments don't support HTML, merely a small subset of Markdown. See: https://webapps.meta.stackexchange.com/editing-help#comment-formatting (you'll find this by clicking the "help" link under the big Add Comment button).

  • maybe it should be added. I've run into this limitation a few times when trying to deconstruct a question to help answer it. – Rebecca Dessonville Oct 23 '12 at 2:01
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    Comments are pretty light-weight; adding HTML support (or rather, proper HTML sanitizing) probably won't happen. I suggest you go with some other sort of formatting or convention to indicate keystrokes - for instance, [Ctrl]+[F5], Ctrl+F5. – Shog9 Oct 23 '12 at 2:03
  • That's a much better solution than CTRL that I was doing. – Rebecca Dessonville Oct 23 '12 at 2:12

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