MIME types are similar to file extensions but more universally accepted. They are used to identify the type of information that a file contains. While a file extension is informally understood to serve this purpose, there are no requirements that enforce it, and so oftentimes MIME types are used as well, overriding file extensions and other mappings for the same file. Examples of MIME types include .jpg and .ppt.
Texas A&M continually updates the list of acceptable MIME types to match the one distributed by the Apache web server, and add any types that get adopted by IANA. For the current list of types adopted by IANA visit http://www.iana.org. MIME types not included in these lists will not be added to the Texas A&M list. If you require a custom MIME type, you can set it for your directory only by creating an .htaccess file in the appropriate directory. For additional information, please read this Apache Document.
Directory indexing is a web server function that lists all of the files within a requested directory if the normal base file (index.html) is not present. The configured options on the people.tamu.edu server are:
This includes the name, revision date, size and an optional description.
This makes the icon representing the file a link and not just an associated picture.
For HTML files, it shows the "<TITLE>" as the description to the right of the file.
The filename is added to the beginning before the directory listing. This file will not be shown in the listing, but will have its contents displayed before the index.
Texas A&M Resources
Writing HTML Code
CIS has a series of documents to help users write HTML code. Locate the Latest How-To's section to find the handouts.
Additional Online Resources
Web Design Tutorials
These tutorials are about planning, designing and creating a layout for your website.
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