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New Amazon S3 Features

An upgrade to the Amazon S3 API was released earlier today. The new features include:

  • Virtual Hosting – S3 now respects the HTTP Host header, mapping buckets to a subdomain of More information can be found here.
  • Hierarchical Listing of Keys – It is now possible to group the listing of a buckets keys using a specified delimiter.
  • Header Control – It is now possible to control the contents of the Content-Encoding header, along with several other HTTP entity headers.
  • Bug Fixes – Improved support for the use of Unicode characters in keys.

More details can be found in this forum post.

— Jeff;

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr

Jeff Barr is Chief Evangelist for AWS. He started this blog in 2004 and has been writing posts just about non-stop ever since.