Mime Types represent file types as presented
to your web browser. The Mime Type option in the Control Panel allows
you to specify which types of files you can open with your web browser.
Warning: Regardless of the mime types you set up to be opened by
your web browser, your browser can only open files of types that
it supports, either in the program itself or through the use of
plug-ins or other helper applications
Notes: Adding Java file types does not enable Java on a domain.
In order to use the Mime Types option, the Microsoft FrontPage Extensions
option must be disabled. If it is enabled, then you must use your
version of Microsoft FrontPage to handle mime types. If the Microsoft
FrontPage Extensions option is enabled, you will not have access
to the Mime Types option; instead, you will see the following message
if you try to access it.
How To Add or Change Mime Types
From the Control Panel, select the Mime Type
icon. The Mime Types Manager opens.
From the Directory drop-down list, select the
directory to which the mime type additions or changes are to be
applied. All sub-directories under the selected directory will be
Click on the Load button. The Mime Type Manager
screen reappears with additional instructions.
From the List of Mime Types section of the Mime
Type Manager screen, type the mime type and the file extension for
that mime type in the appropriate fields.
Select the Add button. The Mime Type Manager reappears
with the newly added mime type listed under the List of Mime Types
To change the file extension for an existing mime type, you
must first use the Delete link located next to that mime type
in the List of Mime Types section. Then enter the mime type
and the new file extension for that type in the appropriate
fields. Click on the Add button to continue.