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Added another MIME type for directory detection #5

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Per OpenStack documents here:

To take advantage of this feature, the directory marker objects must also be created to represent the appropriate directories. The following additional objects need to be created. A good convention would be to create these as zero- or one-byte files with a Content-Type of application/directory.

I left in the original MIME type for backwards-compatibility, but "application/directory" is the standard, and it's also how it's shown via the OpenStorage control panel.


Good catch! I reviewed the merge and it appears that the appropriate mime-type is used when creating directories, just not in the is_dir() function. If you could fix the doc block along with it, I will merge this ASAP.


Per your request I fixed the doc page and I also modified the comment block in the function as well.

@CrackerJackMack CrackerJackMack merged commit 076fdb9 into softlayer:master

Perfect thanks! Wanted to be sure you got credit for the whole fix.

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4 docs/build/html/object.html
@@ -129,7 +129,7 @@
<dl class="method">
<dt id="object_storage.storage_object.StorageObject.is_dir">
<tt class="descname">is_dir</tt><big>(</big><big>)</big><a class="reference internal" href="_modules/object_storage/storage_object.html#StorageObject.is_dir"><span class="viewcode-link">[source]</span></a><a class="headerlink" href="#object_storage.storage_object.StorageObject.is_dir" title="Permalink to this definition">¶</a></dt>
-<dd><p>returns True if content_type is &#8216;text/directory&#8217;</p>
+<dd><p>returns True if content_type is &#8216;text/directory&#8217; or &#8216;application/directory&#8217;</p>
<dl class="method">
@@ -356,4 +356,4 @@
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4 object_storage/
@@ -177,8 +177,8 @@ def _formatter(res):
return self.client.make_request('GET', [self.container], params=params, formatter=_formatter)
def is_dir(self):
- """ returns True if content_type is 'text/directory' """
- return self.model.content_type == 'text/directory'
+ """ returns True if content_type is 'text/directory' or 'application/directory' """
+ return self.model.content_type in ['text/directory', 'application/directory']
def set_metadata(self, meta):
""" Sets metadata for the object
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