Release Date: 2006-06-14
Latest WSDL/API Version: 2006-03-01 (updated)
|Virtual hosting of buckets for anonymous,
non-SSL, REST requests
||Using the Virtual Hosting feature, you can now
address a bucket in a REST API call using the HTTP Host header. Because
of the way Amazon S3 interprets the Host header, most buckets are now
automatically accessible (for anonymous, non-SSL requests) at
http://[bucketname].s3.amazonaws.com. Furthermore, by naming your
bucket after your registered domain name and by making that name a DNS
alias for Amazon S3, you can completely customize the URL of your
Amazon S3 resources, for example: http://my.bucketname.com/
Virtual hosting allows you to publish to the 'root directory' of your bucket's virtual server, which may address the issue raised by the Flash, cross-domain file forum thread.
See the new Virtual Hosting Buckets section of the documentation for more details.
(Previous versions of Amazon S3 incorrectly ignored the HTTP Host header. Applications that depend on this undocumented behavior must be updated to set the Host header correctly. Because Amazon S3 determines the bucket name from Host when present, the most likely symptom of this problem is to receive an unexpected NoSuchBucket error result code.)
|New "delimiter" parameter
enables hierarchical listing of keys
||Groups of keys that share a
common prefix terminated by a special delimiter can now be rolled-up by
that prefix for the purposes of listing. This allows applications to
browse their keys hierarchically, much like how you would navigate
through directories in a filesystem.
For example, if you had a bucket that contained the following keys (named with embedded slash delimiters to simulate directories)
This feature addresses the many requests to enable queries for keys by their structure (directory structure possible? for example).
See the new Listing Keys section of the documentation for details.
|Content-Encoding HTTP header now
||Addresses the issue raised by this
forum thread. All reasonable HTTP entity headers are now
|Unicode keys appear corrupted in List response
||Fixes the problem described in this forum thread. Keys containing unicode characters were not stored correctly prior to this update -- they will only appear correctly in list once re-put.|
||Improved discussion of buckets
and listing keys.
|Latent buckets||Sometimes after you delete a bucket, the
operation to list all your buckets will continue returning the bucket
you deleted, even though it no longer exists.
100-Continue reply sent by S3 (as described in RFC 2616, section
8.2.3.) is unconditional, and therefore not very useful.
||S3 ETags are currently derived
from a hash
of the object data. According to section 13.3.3 of RFC 2616, this is a
weak reference. To be a strong reference, S3 would also have to
consider metadata and other headers in the ETag.
|SOAP SSL authentication
||SOAP authentication should only
be accepted over SSL but S3 allows SOAP authentication to
be performed over non-SSL connections.
|Uploads between 2 GB and 4 GB in
||A load balancer bug causes the
connection to close whenever an upload request with content-length
between 2 GB and 4 GB is received. Amazon is engaged with the load
balancer vendor, has identified the issue, and is in the process of
resolving the issue.