External Libraries Java Exceptions

Jsoup Fix Connection error: org.jsoup.UnsupportedMimeTypeException

Jsoup Connection error: org.jsoup.UnsupportedMimeTypeException example shows how to fix Jsoup Connection error: org.jsoup.UnsupportedMimeTypeException error while using Jsoup.

How to fix Connection error: org.jsoup.UnsupportedMimeTypeException?

By default, Jsoup supports below given content types.
1) text/*
2) application/xml
3) application/xml+xhtml

If you are trying to parse any page whose content type is not one of the above content types, Jsoup throws “Connection error: org.jsoup.UnsupportedMimeTypeException” exception as given below.


We have used JSON test API hosted at http://ip.jsontest.com/ which gives user’s IP address in JSON format. The content type returned by the API is “application/json” which is not supported by Jsoup by default, hence the exception “org.jsoup.UnsupportedMimeTypeException: Unhandled content type”.

How to resolve it?

You can use ignoreContentType method of Connection class to ignore the content type returned by the webpage.

Passing true in the method ignores the document’s content type while parsing the response.



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