Re: Youtube Old Layout

JM Casey

I think what Brian was getting at is that there’s more to this, potentially, than mere language. The location one accesses a website from can make a huge difference in what is displayed, and not just language, but actual content. Some of these large websites roll out different versions to different nations aat different times. Your rough location information is used not only to determine what language you might see, but what content is displayed. For example, there’s been a big fuss with Canada and youtube lately over Canadian content, and moving forward, youtube is supposed to emphasise Canadian content over content from other locations to Canadian users.



From: <> On Behalf Of Dave Grossoehme
Sent: November 10, 2022 11:57 AM
Subject: Re: [chat] Youtube Old Layout


Hi Bryan:  I realize the language factor.  However, beings the page that was spoken about is still in English in the U.K. as to U.S. English, would that change the layout as far as to having headers as to not as Jean was conveying in his message.  If we were speaking a complete different language as English to French, I could see differences possibly.



On 11/10/2022 11:32 AM, Brian Vogel wrote:

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).

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