XML and MIME

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There are two MIME assignments for XML data. These are:

Because of the wide variety of documents that can be expressed using an XML syntax, additional MIME types are needed to differentiate between languages. XML-based formats add a suffix of +xml to the MIME type.

The following are some examples of common XML media types:

  • Registered
  • Unregistered
    • Mathematical Markup Language (MathML): application/mathml+xml
    • Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0): application/rss+xml

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