Re: Youtube Old Layout


On Thu, Nov 10, 2022 at 10:43 AM, Dave Grossoehme wrote:
I'm thinking this page is the same whether you look at it in theU.S. or any other country.  I can't see why it would load in any other way. 
Absolutely not necessarily so.  Web pages can be coded to look at location information and selectively load based upon it.  A classic example of this is language-specific versions of web pages.  You'll see web pages that load in the USA very often that have "en" or "us-en" as one of the nodes in the URL that gets generated as the original non-nation-centric URL itself loads.  If you were in a German-speaking venue that "en" would be "de," or French-speaking it would be "fr," with the language used on the page varying accordingly.

The main URL is simply a landing page that triggers the code to load "the real page" based on information that can be derived based on the user's location (which is also why you often get the dialogs that say a site is asking for your location if you happen to be someone who blocks location or has the setting set to "ask" when it's wanted).

Brian - Windows 10, 64-Bit, Version 22H2, Build 19045

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