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    Jeff G. Young - commented  · 

    From my forum post:

    Since there is a "trick" to create blobs in the root of a storage account ("$root"), I was hoping there was a trick to create a default document for a blob container. Maybe "$default" or something like that?

    I would like to serve requests at the root of the storage account with a particular blob. So, if I used a CNAME record to map to, then requests to could retrieve this default blob.

    The scenario I want to enable is CDN caching of the first page hit for a site, which will be a very small bootstrapping page that puts up a loading indicator then pulls more CDN cached data as well as live data from my windows azure web role. But I need to support alone, not just

    And of course, using any kind of redirect to get to would seriously undermine the value of this scenario.

    If this feature doesn't exist, I suggest it should.

    Jeff G. Young @jeffcodes

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