Mime Type

Mime type for a graphic, multimedia object, or piece of supplementary material.


Best Practice: The source for this attribute’s values is the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). This attribute should be required when creating new articles.

Best Practice: Although this Tag Set cannot enforce it, the element <graphic> should be limited to still images. The element <media> should be reserved for objects whose @mime-subtype involves video, audio, moving images, time-dependent graphic types, and other non-XML data types. Mimetypes and subtypes should be set accordingly but are not constrained by this Tag Set.

Attribute Values

In Elements

<graphic>, <inline-graphic>, <inline-supplementary-material>, <media>, <supplementary-material>
Text, numbers, or special charactersThe appropriate mime type for the object.
Restriction: This is an optional attribute; there is no default.