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Hey guys this is great, but you are still missing one key, critical need. I need for you to 302 redirect on what would otherwise be 404 errors to a URL of my choosing with the not found URL passed as a query parameter. Doing that could really open up what we could do with this static sites. Please...
I was so excited when I saw the email about redirects, only to be quickly disappointed to find that it doesn't provide what I've been asking for a long time. Kinda like the kid who has been pining all year for an XBOX for Christmas only to open his present and find a used Atari 2600 circa-1977. :-( Here's what I'm looking for, and it would seem like it would be trivial to implement: When a bucket is configured as a website either 1.) Allow the website's error document to be an absolute URL (to another domain) and if so then redirect to the url including two query parameters: error_no and object_name. 2.) Add an optional 3rd URL to a bucket's "Website" tab used for 404. When the URL is specified redirect 404 errors to the URL with the object name as a URL query parameter. If you do this then we can use Amazon S3 for image hosting on demand. When our website HTML references an image object that doesn't exist on S3 we can have S3 configured to redirect to our website for the image which will serve a local image and kickoff an automated upload of that image to Amazon S3 so that next time that image object is requested it will serve from S3. This is important because images can be resized so there are effectively an infinite number of images that could be served. And I want to build a WordPress plugin that would use Amazon S3 for image hosting in this manner.
If the ideology of this post and most of the comments are to believed as gospel then the following book will certainly make the baby Jesus cry... Webbots, Spiders, and Screen Scrapers: A Guide to Developing Internet Agents with PHP/CURL
Toggle Commented Oct 23, 2010 on Parsing Html The Cthulhu Way at Coding Horror
I think Apple's Mac OS X UX designers could learn some incredibly valuable lessons by paying attention to Fitt's Law and this post. It's amazing ows such a commonly lauded OS can have so many little design flaws (ones that the "Cult of Apple" so willingly overlooks.)
Toggle Commented Mar 25, 2010 on The Opposite of Fitts' Law at Coding Horror
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