Nov 10, 2018

Content Type "application/octet-stream"

Content type "application/octet-stream" is binary content. Typically, the content is an application or a document that must be opened in an application, such as a spreadsheet or word processor. If the content has a file name extension associated with it, you may be able to tell what kind of file it is.

"application/octet-stream" content type is generic, you may also encounter other sub-types (e.g., application/postscript, application/x-macbinary, and application-msword). They are similar to application/octet-stream, but apply to specific kinds of files.