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Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) is a standard for formatting data that is sent over the Internet. The AS Java supports this standard to allow client browsers display files that are not in HTML format.


You can edit the list of MIME types using the SAP NetWeaver Administrator tool only. Proceed as follows:

  1. To modify the properties of the HTTP Provider Service using the SAP NetWeaver Administrator, use the Java System Properties function. For more information, see Java System Properties .

  2. In the Services tab, select HTTP Provider Service.

    On the Extended Details tab page, a list of all service properties is displayed.

  3. Enter a new MIME type in the list that appears as a value for the Mime property. Specify different MIME type entries enclosed in curly brackets. You must specify the file extension first and then the MIME type, and separate them by a comma. For example, {.html,text/plain} . Different MIME types entries in the list are also separated by comma.

  4. Choose Save Changes.


    You can find more information about registered MIME types on the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) Web site at