mime type

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MIME type definition

file format, protocol, multimedia
The unique identifier used for different file types when conveyed across a MIME-based protocol such as MIME e-mail or HTTP.
Registration of MIME types is explained in RFC 2048.
Official MIME types (ftp://ftp.isi.edu/in-notes/iana/assignments/media-types/media-types).
(1998-02-10)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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