A media type indicates the format and nature of the file.
<embed type="image/jpg" src="/img/html/vangogh-bedroom.jpg">
The type attribute specifies the media type of the embedded file.
A media type, formerly known as a MIME type, indicates the format and nature of a file.
Browsers don't look at a link's file extension, but rather what media type it is.
A list with common media types is available on this site.
Tip: The IANA organization maintains a full list of official media types.
There are hundreds of media types.
These are some common types that are used on the web.
|text/csv||Comma Separated Values|
Tip: Check our HTTP Media Types Reference for a more complete list of common media types.
<embed type="media-type" />
|media-type||The media type of the linked page.|
Here is when type support started for each browser:
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