Returns a MimeTypeArray object, which contains a list of MimeType objects representing the MIME types recognized by the browser.

Note: Named properties of MimeTypeArray objects are no longer enumerable in the latest browser versions.

Syntax

var mimeTypes[] = navigator.mimeTypes; 

mimeTypes is a MimeTypeArray object which has a length property as well as item(index) and namedItem(name) methods.

Example

function isJavaPresent() {
  return 'application/x-java-applet' in navigator.mimeTypes;
}

function getJavaPluginDescription() {
  var mimetype = navigator.mimeTypes['application/x-java-applet'];
  if (mimetype === undefined) {
    // no Java plugin present
    return undefined;
  }
  return mimetype.enabledPlugin.description;
}

Specifications

Specification Status Comment
HTML Living Standard
The definition of 'NavigatorPlugins.mimeTypes' in that specification.
Living Standard Initial definition.

Browser compatibility

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ChromeEdgeFirefoxInternet ExplorerOperaSafariAndroid webviewChrome for AndroidEdge MobileFirefox for AndroidOpera for AndroidSafari on iOSSamsung Internet
Basic supportChrome Full support YesEdge ? Firefox ? IE ? Opera ? Safari ? WebView Android Full support YesChrome Android Full support YesEdge Mobile ? Firefox Android ? Opera Android ? Safari iOS ? Samsung Internet Android Full support Yes

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