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Claudio Poli

send_file_headers! should get higher visibility or a public wrapper

Reported by Claudio Poli | October 26th, 2010 @ 06:59 AM

this is my use case.

We store files on a remote location (say Amazon S3).
When a user wants to stream a file we just redirect to the Amazon S3 file URL and that's fine.

However Safari/Mac is kinda broken in this regard:
due to faulty range headers.

So my idea was to craft custom headers in our stream action and stream the file directly from our action.

In order to do that I need to call send_file_headers! with custom headers because send_data and send_file actually requires a file that resides on local filesystem and I want to avoid that.

The problem is that Ruby 1.9 doesn't allow to call private methods with send anymore.

I think publicizing up send_file_headers! or writing a public caller method would greatly increase the customization of the action if the developer know what he's doing.

    :length => S3Object.about(<s3 object>, <s3 bucket>)["content-length"],
    :filename=><the filename>
  render :status => 200, :text => { |response, output|<s3 object>, <s3 bucket>) do |chunk|
      output.write chunk

Also, in Rails 3 this method is considerably different, we may have to take care of that, for example :length is not used anymore.

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • Jeff Kreeftmeijer

    Jeff Kreeftmeijer November 1st, 2010 @ 05:06 PM

    • Importance changed from “” to “Low”

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:20 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “open”

    This issue has been automatically marked as stale because it has not been commented on for at least three months.

    The resources of the Rails core team are limited, and so we are asking for your help. If you can still reproduce this error on the 3-0-stable branch or on master, please reply with all of the information you have about it and add "[state:open]" to your comment. This will reopen the ticket for review. Likewise, if you feel that this is a very important feature for Rails to include, please reply with your explanation so we can consider it.

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  • Santiago Pastorino

    Santiago Pastorino February 2nd, 2011 @ 04:20 PM

    • State changed from “open” to “stale”

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