What is a “MIME type”, what does it consist of, and what is it used for? can anyone pls provide with example?

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See here the official spec:

https://www.iana.org/assignments/media-types/media-types.xhtml

Basically it defines what kind of information you are transmitting.

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In the context of web development, how did you come across it? What are you trying to do that makes you think you need to work with it?

Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
A media type (also known as a Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions or MIME type) is a standard that indicates the nature and format of a document, file, or assortment of bytes. It is defined and standardized in IETF's RFC 6838.

A media type (also known as a Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions or MIME type) is a standard that indicates the nature and format of a document, file, or assortment of bytes.

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