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 +# Mime Type
  
 +A MIME type / (properly) media type / (aka) content type is a standardized two-part identifier for file formats and format contents transmitted on the Internet. ​
 +
 +A media type consists of *top-level type name* and *sub-type name*, possibly ordered into trees, and optional parameters.
 +
 +### Syntax
 +
 +`top-level type name / subtype name [ ; parameters ]`
 +
 +`top-level type name / [ tree. ] subtype name [ +suffix ] [ ; parameters ]`
 +
 +The top-level type names are:
 +
 +`application`,​ `audio`, `example`, `font`, `image`, `message`, `model`, `multipart`,​ `text`, `video`.
 +
 +The sub-type name consists of a media type name or other identifying content.
 +
 +### Examples
 +
 +```
 +application/​javascript
 +application/​json
 +application/​x-www-form-urlencoded
 +application/​xml
 +application/​zip
 +application/​pdf
 +audio/mpeg
 +audio/​vorbis
 +multipart/​form-data
 +text/css
 +text/html
 +text/plain
 +image/png
 +image/jpeg
 +image/gif
 +```