This library contains a database of MIME types that maps filename extensions
into MIME types suitable for use in many Internet protocols such as HTTP or
e-mail. It is generated from the
mime.types file found in Unix systems, but
has no dependency on a filesystem since it includes the contents of the
database as an ML datastructure.
For example, here's how to lookup MIME types in the [utop] REPL:
#require "magic-mime";; Magic_mime.lookup "/foo/bar.txt";; - : bytes = "text/plain" Magic_mime.lookup "bar.css";; - : bytes = "text/css"
The following files need to be edited to add MIME types:
mime.types: this is obtained by synching from the Apache Foundation's
in the Apache Subversion repository.
x-mime.types: these are the extension types, so non-standard
x-prefixes are used here.
file.types: full filenames of common occurrences that are useful to map onto a MIME type.
OCaml-specific things like
opamfiles show up here.