MIME type

MIME type

(file format, protocol, multimedia)
The unique identifier used for different file types when conveyed across a MIME-based protocol such as MIME e-mail or HTTP.

Registration of MIME types is explained in RFC 2048.

Official MIME types.
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Sort query, create offline folders and select any mime type in the file picker by default.
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