mimetype 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). Best Practice is to use this attribute when possible.

Best Practice

Although the Tag Set cannot enforce it, the element <graphic> should be limited to still images. The element <media> should be reserved for objects whose @mimetype involves video, audio, moving images, time-dependent graphical types, and other non-XML data types. Mimetypes and subtypes should be set accordingly but are not constrained by this Tag Set.
FIXED (not settable) on element: <inline-graphic>
Value Meaning
image Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) mimetype “image” .
Restriction @mimetype has a fixed value which may not be changed in the document.
OPTIONAL on many elements; click for list and usage
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters The appropriate mime type for the object.
Restriction @mimetype is an optional attribute; there is no default.
Tagged Sample

Multimedia objects

 <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>