type attribute | type property
Sets or retrieves the MIME type of the object.
the MIME type of the object.
- Document Object Model (DOM) Level 1 Specification, Section 2.5.5
- HTML 4.01 Specification, Section 12.2
MIME is an abbreviation for Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension, and is a set of enhancements used with Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Used together, MIME and SMTP allow Internet messages to include a mixture of audio, images, video, and text components, and accommodate a variety of international character sets.
When no classid attribute is specified for an object, the type property is used to retrieve the class identifier for the object.