Msg#: 4159804 posted 12:06 pm on Jun 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
Im wondering if anyone can help me with this problem.
I have some webspace and domain names registered at Strato (a German webhosting company). I am trying to redirect one of my domain names to my bands myspace but when I do this, it is redirecting to the German version of myspace - presumably because of the German IP address on the redirect?
A friend suggested doing a frame set redirection. Would this work? And how would I go about doing this?
Msg#: 4159804 posted 5:03 pm on Jun 28, 2010 (gmt 0)
If MySpace forces a language redirect, presumably they would be picking up the IP address (or possible the browser settings) of the user, not the referring website. I don't see how a frame solution would change either one.
You can experiment easily enough. Let's assume your site is called example.com. Then create a URL example.com/myspacepage.html
Use standard frameset mark-up, and only have one visible frame:
Msg#: 4159804 posted 2:35 am on Jun 29, 2010 (gmt 0)
The phrase "frame redirection" is a bit of a misnomer. A frame is a way of having a page on one URL display one or more other URLs inside various sections of that browser window. The URLs for the various frames can be on any domain at all - they're not limited to the domain that the main page is being served from.
So what happens is the browser shows the URL of the main page, and the URL of any framed page or pages is not immediately visible. That's not exactly "redirection" but it sometimes gets called that.
I don't know exactly what Myspace is using for language detection. But whatever it is, apparently by using a full window frame, you've taken away the information they were using when you just linked.
So it sounds like Myspace is using the IP address of the referring page, if the user comes in via a link. Then with a frame, they are only able to see the IP address of the user's browser.