# Are line breaks and lists supposed to work in comments?

Are line breaks and lists supposed to work in comments? If not, how was I supposed to write the following answer to my own question?

"I have found two references. Indulal, G. (2007). Studies on the spectrum and the energy of graphs. (Doctoral dissertation, Cochin University of Science and Technology). Definition 30, page 16. Emanuele Munarini, Claudio Perelli Cippo, Andrea Scagliola, Norma Zagaglia Salvi, Double graphs, Discrete Mathematics, Volume 308, Issues 2–3, 6 February 2008, Pages 242-254"

I wanted a list containing the two references, and I tried doing what the documentation says, but this does not work?

• If it was an answer to your question, why not post it as an answer? If it was a comment on your question, why not edit it into the body of your question? [Yes, I realize that I haven't addressed the question of how to do lists in comments, which question may be of interests independent of the current context. Sorry] – Gerry Myerson Sep 1 '13 at 6:39
• Let's try $$\ \\ \$$ this – fedja Sep 1 '13 at 15:04

Comments are parsed using Markdown mini, which is a very restricted subset of the full Markdown syntax that is available in questions and answers. You can find the supported features in the comment section of the editing help page:

• I have found two references. Indulal, G. (2007). Studies on the spectrum and the energy of graphs. (Doctoral dissertation, Cochin University of Science and Technology). Definition 30, page 16.  Emanuele Munarini, Claudio Perelli Cippo, Andrea Scagliola, Norma Zagaglia Salvi, Double graphs, Discrete Mathematics, Volume 308, Issues 2–3, 6 February 2008, Pages 242-254 – user9072 Sep 1 '13 at 9:20