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Detecting website visitor info

By rhodopsin ·
Please refer to this Microsoft development website - it is a guide to the Configurable Language and Cultural Settings of Windows operating systems.


I want to know how I can access the Configurable Language and Cultural Settings of my website visitors using javascript. Help.

For instance, I would like to read their Location or Geographic ID using javascript.

Location or Geographic ID
Geographic ID - Defines the country or location where the user resides.


"This variable is available in Windows XP (and was also available in Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition [Windows Me] though not in Windows 2000) to define the country or location where the user lives. Each user can change this variable on the fly by selecting changes from the Regional Options tab of the Regional And Language Options property sheet. Any changes made are also applied on the fly. By selecting a particular location, the user has set a variable that a Web service(such as one that deals with weather) can check, thus allowing the Web service to deliver information and services specific to the region or country the user has selected."

They do seem to have some code on the website for detecting location. But I am not sure how much this can be related to Javascript. I think it is .NET code.


I realise that there are other methods to find a website visitors location (for instance IP to geography lookup). But I want to find out how to do it this way - using javascript if possible.

Would be really great if someone could help out. Many thanks.

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