D. J. Bernstein
Internet publication

File types

Browsers decide how to display an HTTP file according to a file type provided by the HTTP server. Many file types are listed in the IANA media types registry.

You can control the types provided by publicfile for your files. A file named any.thing.here.audio=vnd:digital-winds, for example, will have a file type of audio/vnd.digital-winds. You can use lowercase letters, digits, -, : (meaning .), and = (meaning /).

publicfile recognizes the following file type abbreviations:

Note that FTP servers do not provide file types. Browsers decide for themselves how to display FTP files.