We’ve created ordinary http URLs that teleport you to places in-world in Qwaq Forums, Being programmers, we could not resist the pun of calling them QRLs. The most common uses today are:
- meet me here – telling someone where to meet, in IM, email, or calendar invite
- I was here – recording a history of where you were in a bookmark or some sort of audit trail
- go there – even if working asynchronously, you can tell people where to go to explore more from a Web page, blog, or wiki
Most programs will recognize
http://… and turn it into something clickable that starts your Web browser if it is not already started. Our QRLs produce a page that displays instructions, which is nice if you don’t yet have the Forums client installed. But if it is installed, the page can automatically launch the client and place you directly at the designated location.