Sunday, 29 April 2007

Second Cite - a PURL-based persistent citation for stuff in Second Life

I blogged a while back about the problem of stuff in Second Life moving, thus rendering any public SLURL-based links somewhat useless.

I proposed the use of PURLs as a solution, suggesting 'Splurl' or 'SL PURL' as a name for the resulting way of doing things.

In the pub the other night, someone used the phrase 'second sight' (not referring to SL as far as I recall) and it made me wonder whether there was any mileage in using 'Second Cite' as the name for my suggested approach.

Therefore, a Second Cite is a convention for using PURLs to cite and link to things in Second Life in a persistent way and that is independent of their current location.

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