Mime Type


The mime type for a graphic, multimedia object, or piece of supplementary material


Authoring Note: This attribute should be required when creating new articles.


The source for this attribute’s “image” value is the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA 2003).

Attribute Values

In Elements

<graphic> Graphic
<inline-graphic> Graphic, Inline
Value Meaning
image Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) mimetype “image”
Restriction: This attribute value may not be changed.

In Elements

<inline-supplementary-material> Inline Supplementary Material
<media> Media Object
<supplementary-material> Supplementary Material
Value Meaning
Text, numbers, or special characters The appropriate mime type for the object
Restriction: This attribute may be specified if the element is used.