Supported MIME Types

Every link element in the feed resources returned by the Content Store web service has a type attribute. This attribute contains a MIME type identifier that identifies the type of data in the resource referenced by the link. This chapter lists all the type URIs that client applications can expect to find in feed resources returned by the Content Store web service, and descriptions of their meaning.

The MIME type URls found in Content Store feed resources fall into two categories:

  • Standard MIME type identifiers defined in the IANA MIME type registry ( The descriptions of these relations consist of a reference to the appropriate specification and a brief description of how it is used by the Content Store web service.

  • Proprietary MIME types defined by CCI Europe.

Note that the MIME type in a link is only intended to provide client applications with a hint about what kind of data to expect. It is not a contract and cannot be relied upon to always be correct. The resource referenced by the link may, for example, no longer exist. The MIME type's primary purpose is to provide information that the client application can use when selecting the link to follow. Client applications should therefore always use the HTTP header of the resource returned by the link to determine what kind of resource it actually is and how it should be processed.