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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;

Modified 2/10/2021 – In an effort to ensure a great experience, expired links in this post have been updated or removed from the original post.
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.