I'm trying to use XTemplates to render something that looks like this:

The streamItem is the POJO and the comments is the field containing the text. The text can also contain (sometimes, not always) a few links inside the arbitrary comments. I'd like to linkify those so that users can click on them. I'm currently trying with this declared on the Template:
@FormatterFactories(@FormatterFactory(factory=AutolinkerFactory.class, name="linkUrls"))
The linker works fine, but what it is being shown is safe html instead of the actual <a> tags and link. It seems like the output of the formatter gets run through safe html after it formats.

Is there any way to do what I'd like to? Or a better solution?