Calling All Headers: Cloud Files Wants Your Input!

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…

12 COMMENTS

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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/

  4. 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!

  5. 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

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