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6.7. MIME types: Defining a resource's format

MIME stands for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. A MIME type defines a way of structuring a file. A MIME type is expressed as a type and subtype separated by a slash. Examples: An XHTML file has type text/html, and a CSS stylesheet has type text/css.

For a full list, see the MIME Media Types page at the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority.