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Common MIME Type List

This table only lists the commonly used MIME types. For a complete list, refer to the Documentation.
Browsers use the MIME type, not the file extension, to determine how to process a URL, so it's important that web servers send the correct MIME type in the response's Content-Type header.
If this is not correctly configured, browsers are likely to misinterpret the contents of files, sites will not work correctly, and downloaded files may be mishandled.
Extension MIME Type Kind of Document
.3gp video/3gpp audio/3gpp 3GPP audio/video container
.3g2 video/3gpp2 audio/3gpp2 3GPP2 audio/video container
.7z application/x-7z-compressed 7-zip archive
.aac audio/aac AAC audio
.abw application/x-abiword AbiWord document
.ai application/postscript
.aif audio/x-aiff
.aifc audio/x-aiff
.aiff audio/x-aiff
.arc application/x-freearc Archive document (multiple files embedded)
.asf video/x-ms-asf
.asr video/x-ms-asf
.asx video/x-ms-asf
.au audio/basic
.avi video/x-msvideo AVI: Audio Video Interleave
.avif image/avif AVIF image
.axs application/olescript
.azw application/vnd.amazon.ebook Amazon Kindle eBook format
.bin application/octet-stream Any kind of binary data
.bmp image/bmp Windows OS/2 Bitmap Graphics
.bz application/x-bzip BZip archive
.bz2 application/x-bzip2 BZip2 archive
.c text/plain
.cer application/x-x509-ca-cert
.class application/octet-stream
.crl application/pkix-crl
.crt application/x-x509-ca-cert
.csh application/x-csh C-Shell script
.css text/css Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
.csv text/csv Comma-separated values (CSV)
.dcr application/x-director
.der application/x-x509-ca-cert
.dll application/x-msdownload
.doc application/msword Microsoft Word
.docx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.wordprocessingml.document Microsoft Word (OpenXML)
.eot application/vnd.ms-fontobject MS Embedded OpenType fonts
.epub application/epub+zip Electronic publication (EPUB)
.exe application/octet-stream
.gif image/gif Graphics Interchange Format (GIF)
.gtar application/x-gtar
.gz application/x-gzip GZip Compressed Archive
.htm .html text/html HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
.ico image/vnd.microsoft.icon Icon format
.ics text/calendar iCalendar format
.ief image/ief
.jar application/java-archive Java Archive (JAR)
.jpeg .jpg image/jpeg JPEG images
.js text/javascript JavaScript
.json application/json JSON format
.jsonld application/ld+json JSON-LD format
.latex application/x-latex
.m3u audio/x-mpegurl
.man application/x-troff-man
.mdb application/x-msaccess
.mht message/rfc822
.mhtml message/rfc822
.mid .midi audio/midi audio/x-midi Musical Instrument Digital Interface (MIDI)
.mjs text/javascript JavaScript module
.mp2 video/mpeg
.mp3 audio/mpeg MP3 audio
.mp4 video/mp4 MP4 video
.mpa video/mpeg
.mpe video/mpeg
.mpeg video/mpeg MPEG Video
.mpg video/mpeg
.mpkg application/vnd.apple.installer+xml Apple Installer Package
.mpp application/vnd.ms-project
.odp application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.presentation OpenDocument presentation document
.ods application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet OpenDocument spreadsheet document
.odt application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text OpenDocument text document
.oga audio/ogg OGG audio
.ogv video/ogg OGG video
.ogx application/ogg OGG
.opus audio/opus Opus audio
.otf font/otf OpenType font
.p10 application/pkcs10
.p12 application/x-pkcs12
.p7b application/x-pkcs7-certificates
.p7c application/x-pkcs7-mime
.p7m application/x-pkcs7-mime
.p7r application/x-pkcs7-certreqresp
.p7s application/x-pkcs7-signature
.pbm image/x-portable-bitmap
.pdf application/pdf Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)
.pfx application/x-pkcs12
.php application/x-httpd-php Hypertext Preprocessor (Personal Home Page)
.png image/png Portable Network Graphics
.ppt application/vnd.ms-powerpoint Microsoft PowerPoint
.pptx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.presentationml.presentation Microsoft PowerPoint (OpenXML)
.pub application/x-mspublisher
.qt video/quicktime
.rar application/x-rar-compressed RAR archive
.roff application/x-troff
.rtf application/rtf Rich Text Format (RTF)
.rtx text/richtext
.sh application/x-sh Bourne shell script
.spc application/x-pkcs7-certificates
.svg image/svg+xml Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG)
.swf application/x-shockwave-flash Adobe Flash document
.t application/x-troff
.tar application/x-tar Tape Archive (TAR)
.tcl application/x-tcl
.tex application/x-tex
.texi .texinfo application/x-texinfo
.tgz application/x-compressed
.tif .tiff image/tiff Tagged Image File Format (TIFF)
.tr application/x-troff
.ts video/mp2t MPEG transport stream
.ttf font/ttf TrueType Font
.tsv text/tab-separated-values
.txt text/plain Text
.vsd application/vnd.visio Microsoft Visio
.wav audio/wav Waveform Audio Format
.weba audio/webm WEBM audio
.webm video/webm WEBM video
.webp image/webp WEBP image
.woff font/woff Web Open Font Format (WOFF)
.woff2 font/woff2 Web Open Font Format (WOFF)
.xhtml application/xhtml+xml XHTML
.xls application/vnd.ms-excel Microsoft Excel
.xlsx application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet Microsoft Excel (OpenXML)
.xml application/xml text/xml application/xml is recommended as of RFC 7303 (section 4.1), but text/xml is still used sometimes.
.xul application/vnd.mozilla.xul+xml XUL
.zip application/zip ZIP archive
Common MIME Type List-summary

The list of common MIME types lists the common MIME types, their corresponding file extensions and document types.

Common MIME Type List-instructions

A media type (also known as a Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions or MIME type) indicates the nature and format of a document, file, or assortment of bytes. MIME types are defined and standardized in IETF's RFC 6838.
The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is responsible for all official MIME types, and you can find the most up-to-date and complete list at their Media Types page.

A MIME type most-commonly consists of just two parts: a type and a subtype, separated by a slash (/) — with no whitespace between: type/subtype.Each type has its own set of possible subtypes. A MIME type always has both a type and a subtype, never just one or the other.

An optional parameter can be added to provide additional details:type/subtype;parameter=value. For example, for any MIME type whose main type is text, you can add the optional charset parameter to specify the character set used for the characters in the data. If no charset is specified, the default is ASCII (US-ASCII) unless overridden by the user agent's settings. To specify a UTF-8 text file, the MIME type text/plain;charset=UTF-8 is used.

MIME types are case-insensitive but are traditionally written in lowercase. The parameter values can be case-sensitive.

Common type list

Type Description Example
text Text-only data including any human-readable content, source code, or textual data such as comma-separated value (CSV) formatted data. Examples include: text/plain, text/csv, and text/html. (Registration at IANA) text/plain, text/html, text/css, text/javascript
image Image or graphical data including both bitmap and vector still images as well as animated versions of still image formats such as animated GIF or APNG. Common examples are image/jpeg, image/png, and image/svg+xml. (Registration at IANA) image/jpeg, image/gif, image/png
video Video data or files. video/webm, video/ogg, video/mp4
audio Audio or music data. audio/midi, audio/mpeg, audio/webm, audio/ogg, audio/wav
application Any kind of binary data that doesn't fall explicitly into one of the other types; either data that will be executed or interpreted in some way or binary data that requires a specific application or category of application to use. Generic binary data (or binary data whose true type is unknown) is application/octet-stream. Other common examples include application/pdf, application/pkcs8, and application/zip. (Registration at IANA). application/octet-stream, application/pkcs12, application/vnd.mspowerpoint, application/xhtml+xml, application/xml, application/pdf
multipart Multipart types indicate a category of document broken into pieces, often with different MIME types; they can also be used — especially in email scenarios — to represent multiple, separate files which are all part of the same transaction. They represent a composite document.
Except for multipart/form-data, used in the POST method of HTML Forms, and multipart/byteranges, used with 206 Partial Content to send part of a documen.
multipart/form-data, multipart/byteranges

Common mime list

MIME Description
application/octet-stream This is the default for binary files. As it means unknown binary file, browsers usually don't execute it, or even ask if it should be executed. They treat it as if the Content-Disposition header was set to attachment, and propose a "Save As" dialog.
text/plain This is the default for textual files. Even if it really means "unknown textual file," browsers assume they can display it.
text/css CSS files used to style a Web page must be sent with text/css. If a server doesn't recognize the .css suffix for CSS files, it may send them with text/plain or application/octet-stream MIME types. If so, they won't be recognized as CSS by most browsers and will be ignored.
text/html All HTML content should be served with this type. Alternative MIME types for XHTML (like application/xhtml+xml) are mostly useless nowadays.
text/javascript Per the current relevant standards, JavaScript content should always be served using the MIME type text/javascript. No other MIME types are considered valid for JavaScript, and using any MIME type other thantext/javascript may result in scripts that do not load or run.
You may find some JavaScript content incorrectly served with a charset parameter as part of the MIME type — as an attempt to specify the character set for the script content. That charset parameter isn't valid for JavaScript content, and in most cases will result in a script failing to load.
image/gif Graphics Interchange Format (GIF).
image/jpeg Joint Photographic Expert Group image (JPEG).
image/png Portable Network Graphics (PNG).
image/svg+xml Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG).
audio/wave, audio/wav, audio/x-wav, audio/x-pn-wav An audio file in the WAVE container format.
audio/webm An audio file in the WebM container format.
video/webm A video file, possibly with audio, in the WebM container format.
audio/ogg An audio file in the Ogg container format.
video/ogg A video file, possibly with audio, in the Ogg container format.
application/ogg An audio or video file using the Ogg container format.
application/json JSON data.
multipart/form-data The multipart/form-data type can be used when sending the values of a completed HTML Form from browser to server. As a multipart document format, it consists of different parts, delimited by a boundary (a string starting with a double dash --). Each part is its own entity with its own HTTP headers, Content-Disposition, and Content-Type for file uploading fields.
multipart/byteranges The multipart/byteranges MIME type is used to send partial responses to the browser. When the 206 Partial Content status code is sent, this MIME type indicates that the document is composed of several parts, one for each of the requested ranges. Like other multipart types, the Content-Type uses a boundary to separate the pieces. Each piece has a Content-Type header with its actual type and a Content-Range of the range it represents.
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