MimeTypeArray

Deprecated: This feature is no longer recommended. Though some browsers might still support it, it may have already been removed from the relevant web standards, may be in the process of being dropped, or may only be kept for compatibility purposes. Avoid using it, and update existing code if possible; see the compatibility table at the bottom of this page to guide your decision. Be aware that this feature may cease to work at any time.

The MimeTypeArray interface returns an array of MimeType instances, each of which contains information about a supported browser plugins. This object is returned by Navigator.mimeTypes.

Properties

MimeTypeArray.length

The number of items in the array.

Methods

MimeTypeArray.item()

Returns the MimeType object with the specified index.

MimeTypeArray.namedItem()

Returns the MimeType object with the specified name.

Example

The following example tests whether a plugin is available for the application/pdf mime type and if so, which plugin that is.

var mimeTypes = navigator.mimeTypes;
var flashPlugin = mimeTypes['video/x-flv'];
if (typeof flashPlugin === "undefined") {
  var vid = document.createElement('video');
  // Use vid.canPlayType() to test for a supported mime type.
} else {
  // Notify the user that flash is being deprecated and they
  //   should upgrade their browser.
}

Specifications

Specification
HTML Standard (HTML)
# mimetypearray

Browser compatibility

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