Scripting News: Feature request for S3-hosted websites.

I’m converting a bunch of dynamic Manila sites from the early days of blogging to be static sites served from Amazon S3 buckets. It’s pretty great but there’s one feature I’d love to see.

Case-insensitive urls

  • S3-hosted sites are case-sensitive. So if an object is named myCamera, and a link to it calls for mycamera, the link will fail.
  • This behavior might be okay for new sites, but for sites that were converted from other servers, it’s a reason not to do the conversion because there are already lots of links that don’t have the case right, because in the past they didn’t have to.

HTTPS please

  • One more thing — it would be useful, in different contexts, to have HTTPS as an option. I don’t want the content of the pages to be screwed with as they travel from server to the user’s machine.

About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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