In discussions on meta, I sometimes want to reference a specific tag. Instead of just writing {support} (as in {support}) to resemble the tag notation, I write it as a hyperlink {support}. Is this the best way, or is there some other way to write proper hyperlinked tags using markdown?

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Markdown does offer proper hyperlinked tags using a specific syntax. For example, the tag <tag> on the main site can set in markdown using [tag:<tag>], while the same tag on meta would be [meta-tag:<tag>]. Markdown syntax for tagging is recommended, since it provides the appropriate formatting associated with each tag. For example, see

This markdown syntax does not perform checks on the existence of tags. However, this should come as no .

  • Ah maybe <tag> is the way to include tags in wiki excerpts
    – percusse
    May 3, 2013 at 7:56
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    @percusse: My approach is to use {<tag>} to excerpts and [tag:<tag>] for wikis. The former is not hyperlinked, because excerpts are window flyouts that do not support hyperlinks. Wikis do and therefore can benefit from the recommended markdown.
    – Werner Mod
    May 3, 2013 at 13:26

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