Uploading to S3 without hitting the local server

You can, read more here:
http://docs.amazonwebservices.com/AmazonS3/2006-03-01/UsingHTTPPOST.html
For a progress bar, you will need Flash on the browser (or something
similar) or upload to your server.

Andrew Timberlake
http://ramblingsonrails.com
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