Mime(Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions) RRS feed

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  • User1253981419 posted
    Can anyone tell me what is Mime?? Thx for reply
    Tuesday, September 16, 2003 9:33 AM

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  • User-745156128 posted

    Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) is an Internet standard that extends the format of email to support:

    • Text in character sets other than ASCII
    • Non-text attachments
    • Message bodies with multiple parts
    • Header information in non-ASCII character sets

    like this  =>  

    Content-Type: text/plain

    MIM E Type Descr ipt ion
    text  :        Textual information. Subtypes include plain, html, and xml.
    image  :    Image data. Subtypes are defined for two widely used image formats,
    jpeg and gif, and other subtypes exist as well.
    audio    :  Audio data. Requires an audio output device (such as a speaker or headphones)
    for the contents to be heard. An initial subtype, basic, is defined
    for this type.
    video    :   Video data. The subtype mpeg is often used. Typically, videos are not
    transferred directly, but are read from an embedded object, such as a
    JavaScript or Adobe Flash object.
    application :   Any binary data. The subtype octet-stream is typically used

    Tuesday, January 8, 2013 1:50 PM
  • User1943143334 posted


    In simple words, it's just the Content Type - type of the content. It can be content you are rendering to the browser et..,

    Hope it helps u...

    Wednesday, January 9, 2013 10:33 AM