MIME type

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The type of a document which is described by the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions standard. Some examples of MIME types are text/plain, which is plain text that is unformatted; text/html, which is HTML formatted text; and image/jpeg, which is an image that conforms to the Joint Photographic Experts Group format. When a Web page is sent from a server to a client, part of the header contains details of the MIME type so that the browser can properly interpret the file.

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