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MIMEType Element (RDL)

Contains an expression that identifies the Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) type of the image.

<EmbeddedImage> <!-- or Image, BackgroundImage -->
<EmbeddedImage> <!-- or /Image, /BackgroundImage>

Characteristic Description

Data type and length


Default value


Cardinality (when used as a child of EmbeddedImage)

1-1: Required element that occurs once and only once.

Cardinality (when used as a child of Image or BackgroundImage)

0-1: Optional element that can occur once or not at all.

Relationship Element

Parent elements

BackgroundImage, EmbeddedImage, Image

Child element


The following values are valid for the MIMEType element:

  • image/bmp
  • image/jpeg
  • image/gif
  • image/png
  • image/x-png

When used within the Image element, MIMEType is required if the value of the Source element is Database. If the value of Source is not Database, MIMEType is ignored.