A Content Type is the structure or blueprint of a page or a section that your web or mobile property will display. It lets you define the overall schema of this blueprint by adding fields and setting its properties.
What is content type in HTTP?
The Content-Type representation header is used to indicate the original media type of the resource (prior to any content encoding applied for sending). In responses, a Content-Type header tells the client what the content type of the returned content actually is.
What is content type in API?
The Content-Type header describes the format the body of your request is being sent as. For example, the body of your requests can be sent as JSON or XML, but you need to declare in the Content-Type header which one is being used. This header is required in all requests. To send XML in a request, use application/xml.
Modern media comes in many different formats, including print media (books, magazines, newspapers), television, movies, video games, music, cell phones, various kinds of software, and the Internet. Each type of media involves both content, and also a device or object through which that content is delivered.
What is the purpose of content type?
The purpose of the Content-Type field is to describe the data contained in the body fully enough that the receiving user agent can pick an appropriate agent or mechanism to present the data to the user, or otherwise deal with the data in an appropriate manner.
What is application JSON content-type?
Content-Type. application/json. Indicates that the request body format is JSON. application/xml. Indicates that the request body format is XML.