MIME Types. Furht, B., editor In Encyclopedia of Multimedia, pages 426–426. Springer US, 2008. 00000
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DefinitionMime (Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions) is a simple standard prefix that is sent before a file is sent on the World Wide Web or as an e-mail attachment.Essentially, a MIME type is a string consisting of two words: the first denotes the general type of the file that is about to be sent, the second denotes its format. A MIME type is specified in a single line, in the format:The number of general types is, more or less, fixed, if not by a mutually agreed standard, at least by a sort of a gentlemen's agreement deriving from practice. Whenever a web server sends a web page (in html format) to a web browser, for instance, what is actually sent on the internet is the text:Here the fragment text/html: is the MIME type of the data, and is followed by the data themselves, that is, by the html code. A JPEG image would be sent as:Note that, in general, the MIME specification is not interested about the nature of the data to be sent: the interpretation of the data is left ...
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	title = {{MIME} {Types}},
	copyright = {©2008 Springer-Verlag},
	isbn = {978-0-387-74724-8 978-0-387-78414-4},
	url = {http://link.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-0-387-78414-4_112},
	abstract = {DefinitionMime (Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extensions) is a simple standard prefix that is sent before a file is sent on the World Wide Web or as an e-mail attachment.Essentially, a MIME type is a string consisting of two words: the first denotes the general type of the file that is about to be sent, the second denotes its format. A MIME type is specified in a single line, in the format:The number of general types is, more or less, fixed, if not by a mutually agreed standard, at least by a sort of a gentlemen's agreement deriving from practice. Whenever a web server sends a web page (in html format) to a web browser, for instance, what is actually sent on the internet is the text:Here the fragment text/html: is the MIME type of the data, and is followed by the data themselves, that is, by the html code. A JPEG image would be sent as:Note that, in general, the MIME specification is not interested about the nature of the data to be sent: the interpretation of the data is left ...},
	language = {en},
	urldate = {2016-05-03},
	booktitle = {Encyclopedia of {Multimedia}},
	publisher = {Springer US},
	editor = {Furht, Borko},
	year = {2008},
	note = {00000},
	pages = {426--426}
}
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