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Jokku23

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Here is an example of how the web page URL may look like while browsing the forums:

http://services.runescape.com/m=forum/a=13/c=lOHanJan2rs/sl=0/forums.ws?14,15,321,65813856

I know the c= is the session code, but what does sl=0 mean and what makes this appear? What about a=13?

If I remove them, the web page still works.

http://services.runescape.com/m=forum/c=lOHanJan2rs/forums.ws?14,15,321,65813856

What's the difference?
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10-Aug-2019 19:02:27

Whos-Dr
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I'm not so sure about sl, but a=13 - a for affiliate, and 13 I believe means miniclip.
That is, you were directed to the game by miniclip and subsequetly registered. The affiliate code is now part of your account.
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10-Aug-2019 19:59:12

YtHaar-Mej
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/sl=#/ is the sub-language number. It's an option that the forums have for each board to be able to separate the forums into separate communities, but have them on the same code and database. It also allows forums to display on one, the others, or on multiple ones.

So sl=0 is the main forums for the English board.

Sl=1 is Dutch, and the only other one still around.

Not used anymore but:
sl=2 was Danish
sl=3 was Spanish
sl=4 was Finnish
sl=5 was Sweedish
sl=6 was Norwegian
sl=7 was Polish
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10-Aug-2019 20:41:32 - Last edited on 10-Aug-2019 20:58:44 by YtHaar-Mej

Archaeox
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Whos-Dr said:
I'm not so sure about sl, but a=13 - a for affiliate, and 13 I believe means miniclip.

Many, many years ago I first came to RuneScape via Miniclip, and still have a=13 now.

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10-Aug-2019 22:52:31

Jokku23

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Whos-Dr said:
I'm not so sure about sl, but a=13 - a for affiliate, and 13 I believe means miniclip.
That is, you were directed to the game by miniclip and subsequetly registered. The affiliate code is now part of your account.

Part of my account. That's pretty cool. It is true that I joined from Miniclip.

Now I remember, Mod Lyon commented on this thread that it should be gone after clearing cookies. But looks like it's stuck with the account!

YtHaar-Mej said:
/sl=#/ is the sub-language number. It's an option that the forums have for each board to be able to separate the forums into separate communities, but have them on the same code and database. It also allows forums to display on one, the others, or on multiple ones.

So sl=0 is the main forums for the English board.

Ok, ty for answering!

The forums still work if you remove that sl=0 part. I was wondering if there is any difference in loading the web pages.

I have an issue that sometimes some pages don't load, even if I try to refresh page. But if I remove the sl=0 part, it loads. It seems like the issue is causing an URL that didn't load to be stuck for some time, but this can be circumvented by removing the sl=0 part. Not sure but I needed to ask what's the difference between the two URLs on the OP.
………. ,*˜*, ……. ,•°*•, … You'll … ,•*°•, …… ,*˜*, .………
„*˜……“• •“………'·,ΈΈ,‘•°. thank .°•',ΈΈ,·'……..“• •“……˜*„
……………………………………………………………………..
The Bible of Rimmington
“‹„ΈΈ„ •°`' · . ,ΈΈ, . · ‘ … me later … ' · . ,ΈΈ, . · '΄°•„ΈΈ„›“

11-Aug-2019 19:38:25 - Last edited on 11-Aug-2019 19:38:36 by Jokku23

YtHaar-Mej
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Jokku23 said:
I have an issue that sometimes some pages don't load, even if I try to refresh page. But if I remove the sl=0 part, it loads. It seems like the issue is causing an URL that didn't load to be stuck for some time, but this can be circumvented by removing the sl=0 part. Not sure but I needed to ask what's the difference between the two URLs on the OP.

That's likely just a coincidence in trying to load the page.

Without the parameter present, it'll default to whatever cookie is set from it on your browser from the last time the /sl=#/ was used. If no cookie is present, it'll default to 0. So there's really no difference if it's there or not, other than to set which one you load.
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"No."[1]
1. William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1, line 96.

11-Aug-2019 21:12:25 - Last edited on 11-Aug-2019 22:04:42 by YtHaar-Mej

Jokku23

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YtHaar-Mej said:
Jokku23 said:
I have an issue that sometimes some pages don't load, even if I try to refresh page. But if I remove the sl=0 part, it loads. It seems like the issue is causing an URL that didn't load to be stuck for some time, but this can be circumvented by removing the sl=0 part. Not sure but I needed to ask what's the difference between the two URLs on the OP.

That's likely just a coincidence in trying to load the page.

Without the parameter present, it'll default to whatever cookie is set from it on your browser from the last time the /sl=#/ was used. If no cookie is present, it'll default to 0. So there's really no difference if it's there or not, other than to set which one you load.

I have tested this multiple times now, and I'm sure it's not just a coincidence.

Is it possible that there is something (perhaps on my end) that is preventing the same page from being requested if the previous request (with the exact same URL) is still pending? Something that would consider it a separate request when the sl=0 part is removed?
………. ,*˜*, ……. ,•°*•, … You'll … ,•*°•, …… ,*˜*, .………
„*˜……“• •“………'·,ΈΈ,‘•°. thank .°•',ΈΈ,·'……..“• •“……˜*„
……………………………………………………………………..
The Bible of Rimmington
“‹„ΈΈ„ •°`' · . ,ΈΈ, . · ‘ … me later … ' · . ,ΈΈ, . · '΄°•„ΈΈ„›“

17-Aug-2019 06:43:53

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