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Calling All Headers: Cloud Files Wants Your Input!

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We’ve been releasing a lot of new Cloud Files features over the past few months.   One of those improvements allows us to quickly add support for additional headers.

What does this mean for you?  Simply put, we can turn around your requests for new headers much faster.

Here’s your assignment:

1) Add a comment on this blog post with the header that you would like to see Cloud Files support.

2) Vote on your favorite header (e.g. whether its yours or another suggestion).   Unfortunately, our blog doesn’t have a voting feature yet so just add a comment in this blog on which header you like best.

The header with the most votes will be turned around in record time!

Let the voting begin…

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This is a post written and contributed by Megan Wohlford.


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1) allow the mime type to be changed once a file is uploaded and stored (or allow to add a Content-type header that overrides the default mime type). Now you need to reupload the file entirely to change the mime type.

2) fix the contol panel, it still allows a maximum of 72 hours for TTL (why don’t you even update the control panel as soon as new features are introduced?)

3) allow the X-Content-Duration (or x-amz-meta-content-duration) for ogg files

3) allow Content-disposition

avatar Gabriele Pierfederici on April 15, 2011 | Reply

I would like to be able to add this header:

“Anything I want”

avatar Chris on April 15, 2011 | Reply
avatar Samuel on April 15, 2011 | Reply

Thanks for all the input!

Gabriele- To address your point about the Control Panel: We have found that a significant amount of our users interact with us through the API. Sometimes waiting to integrate into our control panel would mean large delays in a product launch, so we get the API version of the product out first to meet the needs of a large portion of our audience, and then integrate into the control panel shortly there after.

I’ll keep the voting open for 1 or 2 more days then we’ll get to work on support for a new header.

avatar Megan Wohlford on April 17, 2011 | Reply

The CORS headers would be nice, to allow access to CDN content from JavaScript or CSS @font-face rules.

https://developer.mozilla.org/en/http_access_control

avatar Dan on April 18, 2011 | Reply

Gabriele:

> 1) allow the mime type to be changed once a file is uploaded and stored (or allow to add a Content-type header that overrides the default mime type). Now you need to reupload the file entirely to change the mime type.

You can change the Content-Type of an already uploaded object with the COPY (or PUT + X-Copy-From) command.

You may be interested in reading:
http://programmerthoughts.com/openstack/server-side-object-copy-in-openstack-storage/

avatar Greg Holt on April 18, 2011 | Reply

I am officially closing the voting tomorrow morning (Tuesday), let’s say 8am central time. Once we close the voting, we’ll pick one of your ideas and deliver. Thanks for playing!

avatar Megan Wohlford on April 18, 2011 | Reply

1) I’d also love to see content-disposition. It’s frustrating to tell users to right click save as cdn urls.

2) mime types to be changed

avatar Steve Sharpe on April 19, 2011 | Reply

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE add Content-Disposition… we are all desperate! The right-click to save CDN URLS is archiac behavior!

avatar Salvatore on May 16, 2011 | Reply

“Expires” for me please!

avatar Sander on May 19, 2011 | Reply

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