MIME Types are not available for
FrontPage users through the Control Panel. Any Mime types needed by FP
users will have to be added using the FrontPage program.
For example adding the following two MIME
Types will allow users to view ipx images on your web pages:
The MIME Types option in your Control Panel allows you to set certain
programs to be used for specific extensions.
In easier-to-understand terms, MIME Types helps your web server to
identify what type of file is being requested by your browser. For
instance, when the web server gets a request from a browser such as
Internet Explorer or Netscape, for a file that ends in .html, the web
server knows that it is an html document because that extension is stored
in the MIME Type. If the web server gets a request from a browser for a
file that ends in .gif, the web server knows that it is an image because
that too is stored in the MIME Types. This applies to every file, image,
application, etc. that may be requested by a web browser. If the extension
is not stored within the MIME Type, the web server will not recognize it
and will not be able to assist the browser in producing that particular
file for the user.
MIME Types are identified by the server by the following format:
application identifies the subtype, x-ipscript
identifies the application, and .ips identifies the extension used for
For more information on MIME Types you can visit:
How to Add MIME Types
Click on the Mime Types option in your
Control Panel and you will be taken to the following window.
Select the directory in which you want the new Mime Type to apply to.
The most common choice would be your www directory so that it will apply
to your entire web site.
The next window you will be taken to is
where you will actually add the Mime Type. We've added instructions in