[rabbitmq-discuss] type field use

Tony Garnock-Jones tonyg at lshift.net
Fri Apr 30 01:25:37 BST 2010

Hi Mark,

Mark Geib wrote:
> Is the "type" field available for use by rabbitmq clients. I would
> like to use the field to help identify the type of the message payload.

Yes, the "type" field in a Basic content-properties structure is available for
arbitrary application use. The specification places no constraints on its use,
saying "For application use, no formal behaviour".

There's also "content-type", which is supposed to be a MIME-type for the
content body.


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