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MIME/MediaType infering by file extension. Uses a static map of known file extension -> MIME type mappings.
Returning Contributors: New Requirements for Submissions Below
Required Rust Version: 1.33
Due to a mistaken premature release,
mime_infer currently publicly depends on a pre-1.0
mime upgrades are breaking changes and necessitate a major version bump.
Refer to the following table to find a version of
mime_infer which matches your version of
Note: MIME Types Returned Are Not Stable/Guaranteed
The media types returned for a given extension are not considered to be part of the crate's
stable API and are often updated in patch (
x.y.z + 1) releases to be as correct as possible. MIME
changes are backported to previous major releases on a best-effort basis.
Note that only the extensions of paths/filenames are inspected in order to infer the MIME type. The file that may or may not reside at that path may or may not be a valid file of the returned MIME type. Be wary of unsafe or un-validated assumptions about file structure or length.
An extension may also have multiple applicable MIME types. When more than one is returned, the first is considered to be the most "correct"--see below for elaboration.
Adding or correcting MIME types for extensions
Is the MIME type for a file extension wrong or missing? Great! Well, not great for us, but great for you if you'd like to open a pull request!
The file extension -> MIME type mappings are listed in
The list is sorted lexicographically by file extension, and all extensions are lowercase (where applicable).
The former is necessary to support fallback to binary search when the
phf-map feature is turned off, and for the maintainers' sanity.
The latter is only for consistency's sake; the search is case-insensitive.
Simply add or update the appropriate string pair(s) to make the correction(s) needed.
cargo test to make sure the library continues to work correctly.
Important! Citing the corrected MIME type
When opening a pull request, please include a link to an official document or RFC noting the correct MIME type for the file type in question in the commit message so that the commit history can be used as an audit trail.
Though we're only infering here, we like to be as correct as we can. It makes it much easier to vet your contribution if we don't have to search for corroborating material.
Multiple MIME types per extension
2.0.0, multiple MIME types per extension are supported. The first MIME type in the list for
a given extension should be the most "correct" so users who only care about getting a single MIME
type can use the
The definition of "correct" is open to debate, however. In the author's opinion this should be whatever is defined by the latest IETF RFC for the given file format, or otherwise explicitly supercedes all others.
If an official IANA registration replaces an older "experimental" style media type, please place the new type before the old type in the list, but keep the old type for reference:
- ("md", &["text/x-markdown"]),
+ ("md", &["text/markdown", "text/x-markdown"]),
Changes to the API or operation of the crate
We're open to changes to the crate's API or its inner workings, breaking or not, if it improves the overall operation, efficiency, or ergonomics of the crate. However, it would be a good idea to open an issue on the repository so we can discuss your proposed changes and decide how best to approach them.
MIT (See the
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