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type property (mimeType)

Browser support:
Returns the name of the current MIME type.


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This property is read-only.

Possible values:

String that represents the name of the MIME type.
Default: this property has no default value.

Example HTML code 1:

This example illustrates the use of the type property:
    <script type="text/javascript">
        function GetMimeTypes () {
            var message = "";
                // Internet Explorer supports the mimeTypes collection, but it is always empty
            if (navigator.mimeTypes && navigator.mimeTypes.length > 0) {
                var mimes = navigator.mimeTypes;
                for (var i=0; i < mimes.length; i++) {
                    message += "<b>" + mimes[i].type + "</b> : " + mimes[i].description + "<br />";
            else {
                message = "Your browser does not support this example!";

            var info = document.getElementById ("info");
            info.innerHTML = message;
<body onload="GetMimeTypes ()">
    <div id="info" style="width:500px; height:300px; overflow:auto; background-color:#e0d0d0;"></div>
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