A MIME type (now properly called "media type", but also sometimes "content type") is a string sent along with a file indicating the type of the file (describing the content format, for example, a sound file might be labeled
audio/ogg, or an image file
It serves the same purpose as filename extensions traditionally do on Windows. The name originates from the MIME standard originally used in email.
- Internet media type on Wikipedia
- List of MIME types
- Properly Configuring Server MIME Types
- Details information about the usage of MIME Types in a Web context.
- Incomplete list of MIME types