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MIME Types

MIME -- Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions.

Originally described for Internet Mail. Now also used by Web. Describe type and format of contents. Allow browsers to automatically call appropriate plug-in (the software which will display something within a browser) or helper application (the software which will display in something in separate window). Popular MIME types (Content-Type):
  • text/plain -- plain, unmarked text
  • text/html -- text with HTML mark-up
  • text/xml -- XML markup
  • image/jpeg -- JPEG picture
  • application/pdf -- Portable Document Format file
  • application/octet-stream -- unstructured binary data to be saved.
  • video/mpeg -- video
  • video/quicktime -- video
  • audio/x-wav -- audio
  • application/x-www-form-urlencoded -- data from the form sent from browser to server for regular forms
  • multipart/form-data -- data from the form sent from browser to server when you do file upload

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