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.

Used on these Elements:

Text, numbers, or special charactersThe appropriate mime type for the object.
Restriction@mimetype is an optional attribute; there is no default.


<media mime-subtype="mpeg" mimetype="video" orientation="portrait"
position="anchor" specific-use="archival-format" xlink:href="v1"></media>
<media mime-subtype="x-flv" mimetype="video" orientation="portrait"
position="anchor" specific-use="online-format" xlink:href="v1"></media>