February 13, 2008
How to ... Make a SLURL
SLURLs are Second Life URLs (URL=Uniform Resource Locator). They are incredibly useful when you want to help someone else find a place you are talking about in Second Life. How a SLURL works is that people can click on it from a web page (outside of Second Life) or in a notecard or chat window (in Second Life), and then teleport to the location. If you are outworld, the SLURL first takes you to a page with a map of the general location, opens the SL browser, and then teleports you to the location. See? It does it for you!
There are few different ways to make a SLURL. The standard way is from the Map.
1. Go to the location you have in mind.
2. Open the Map (bottom button bar in the SL browser, on the right hand side).
3. Choose "Copy SLURL to Clipboard"
4. Go to either a notecard or text editor (like Microsoft Word, WordPad, or BBEdit), and then paste the SLURL.
That works just fine, usually, but for me, I find it a bit cumbersome. I prefer to simply type the SLURL myself. Here is an example for the Wolverine Campfire location.
Wolverine campfire: http://slurl.com/secondlife/Wolverine/39/193/27
Notice that every SLURL has the same structure. You can use that structure to paste in the required elements. Here is the anatomy of a SLURL.
Add name of Island/SIM (use %20 in place of space to join names with multiple parts):
Add coordinates in the order given on the top bar of the SL browser with slashes in between each part:
Please notice that a final trailing slash is optional.
Posted by pfa at February 13, 2008 03:15 PM