Also known as MIME Type, Content type’s MIME is short form of Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension. It works a HTTP header that includes various information about page like description of the package media (Images, text, video and so on)
It is sent as a HTTP protocol and exchanges response package to client.
Example: Suppose you send html text based file as a response to the client the MIME type specification-
There are two part of MIME Type :-:
- Base name
- Extension name
Base name: It is a genetic or we can say pre defined file file name.
Extension name: Extension name is name of files with specific extensions.
Following are supported Content Type by MIME
|MP3 Music File||audio/mpeg.||.mp3.|
|MS Word Document||application/msword.||.doc.|
|Excel work sheet||application/vnd.ms-sheet.||.xls.|
|Power Point Document||application/vnd.ms-powerpoint.||.ppt.