What are MIME types?

MIME is an acronym for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions, an Internet Standard for representing multipart and multimedia data in email. The Web server informs the Web browser which file type is being sent using a similar MIME configuration file.

When new software is released for World Wide Web, the MIME configuration file has to be updated before the server will handle that software's file. If the server does not recognise a particular file you are using, please contact Service Centre with the message "MIME configuration" plus the location (URL) of that software's home page. Our system administrator will add it in the configuration after evaluation.