Solved

content type MIME

Posted on 2014-03-26
2
293 Views
Last Modified: 2014-04-22
Hi,

i was reading as below
(http://www.javatpoint.com/servlet-terminology)


Content Type

Content Type is also known as MIME (Multipurpose internet Mail Extension) Type. It is a HTTP header that provides the description about what are you sending to the browser.

There are many content types:

    text/html
    text/plain
    application/msword
    application/vnd.ms-excel
    application/jar
    application/pdf
    application/octet-stream
    application/x-zip
    images/jpeg
    video/quicktime etc.


My question is MIME(headerInformation) sent from server (like web server which hosts the servlet) to the browser which is like HTML/jsp page?

Is my understanding is correct.
please advise
Any links resources ideas highly appreciated. Thanks in advance
0
Comment
Question by:gudii9
2 Comments
 
LVL 75

Assisted Solution

by:käµfm³d 👽
käµfm³d   👽 earned 250 total points
ID: 39956610
It is sent both by the client to the server and the server to the client. A client may very well be uploading a file to the server. A server might benefit from knowing the type of file being submitted to it.

"Client" can be remote application communicating with a server, including a web browser.
0
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
mccarl earned 250 total points
ID: 39957740
I'll also add to kaufmed (correct) answer, that MIME types are also used in other HTTP headers. For example, there is an Accept header that a client (typically) will include within a request to a server, that specifies what types of content that the client is happy to accept.

Content Type is also known as MIME (Multipurpose internet Mail Extension) Type
I don't 100% agree with this statement. I know what they mean, but the wording is not the best. You wouldn't say "Content-Type is also known as MIME", you would say "The Content-Type header contains a value which is a MIME type"

Or to put it another way, MIME types are used in many places in HTTP (and other protocols). The HTTP "Content-Type" header is just one of those many that uses MIME types as it's value.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
firstswap challenge 20 65
DO we need Java installed on a Windows PC and WHY ? 13 94
egit plugin on eclipse 8 27
difference of if loops 23 37
Introduction This article is the first of three articles that explain why and how the Experts Exchange QA Team does test automation for our web site. This article explains our test automation goals. Then rationale is given for the tools we use to a…
Java functions are among the best things for programmers to work with as Java sites can be very easy to read and prepare. Java especially simplifies many processes in the coding industry as it helps integrate many forms of technology and different d…
This video teaches viewers about errors in exception handling.
This tutorial will introduce the viewer to VisualVM for the Java platform application. This video explains an example program and covers the Overview, Monitor, and Heap Dump tabs.

947 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

20 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now