Template:FormatInfo

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File Format
Name FormatInfo
Ontology

Contents

Usage

{{FormatInfo
| name           = 
| formattype     = 
| subcat         = 
| subcat2        = 
| subcat3        = 
| subcat4        = 
| subcat5        = 
| thiscat        = 
| extensions     = 
| mimetypes      = 
| locfdd         = 
| fourccs        =
| pronom         =
| type code      =
| uniform type   =
| kaitai struct  =
| conforms to    = 
| released       =
| image          =
| caption        =
}}

Parameters

name
(optional) The name of the file format. Default: {{PAGENAME}}
formattype
(optional) The type of the file format. Choose 'electronic', 'physical', or 'organic', or specify your own. Default: electronic
subcat
(optional) The subcategory of the file format.
subcat2
(optional) An additional subcategory of the file format.
subcat3
(optional) An additional subcategory of the file format.
subcat4
(optional) An additional subcategory of the file format.
subcat5
(optional) An additional subcategory of the file format.
thiscat
(optional) Special parameter for indicating ontology of a non-terminal subcategory page.
extensions
(optional) The format's known filename extensions. Use {{ext}}.
mimetypes
(optional) The MIME type of the format. Use {{mimetype}}.
locfdd
(optional) Identifier for this format from the Library of Congress Sustainability of Digital Formats, e.g. "fdd000314". Use {{LoCFDD}}.
fourccs
(optional) FourCC code
pronom
(optional) The PRONOM ID of the format, e.g. "fmt/45". Use {{PRONOM}}.
type code
(optional) The Type Code of the file, used by Mac OS Classic.
uniform type
(optional) The Uniform Type Identifier (UTI), used by Mac OS X and iOS.
kaitai struct
(optional) An identifier of a format at Kaitai Struct project, e.g. "ico" would result in a link to http://formats.kaitai.io/ico/index.html generated.
conforms to
(optional) The UTI of the parent format in the conformance hierarchy.
released
(optional) The date the format was publicly released.
image
(optional) Illustration to show in infobox.
caption
(optional) Caption for image

Potential Parameters

This is a list of parameters that could be included in this template.

mime & mime aliases
Split mimetypes into primary type and known aliases.
charset
For character encodings, the value of the charset parameter used to identify it in MIME headers
version
The version of the format, e.g. "1.4" for PDF 1.4
previous version
Link to page about the previous version of this format.
next version
Link to page about the next version of this format.
back compat
Whether this version is backwards compatible with the previous version.
wikipedia
Name of the Wikipedia page that describes this format, e.g. "JPEG 2000" will be rendered as JPEG 2000
magic
A sequence of byte values that can be used to identify the file contents, usually located close to the start of the file.
container for
A list of formats this format can contain.
contained by
A list of formats that may contain this format.
extended from
Any formats this one was based upon.
extended to
Any formats that have been derived from this one.
spec
URL of the format specification.
spec availability
Type of availability the specification, e.g. commercial, free.
patent license
Unknown, Disputed, Encumbered, (F)RAND, Royalty-Free, Unencumbered.
compression
Types of compression. Whether Lossy, Lossless, or Both, and whether Optional or Always compressed. i.e. JPEG is Always Lossy.
endianness
Big-endian or Little-endian byte ordering.
developed by
Who developed the format.
maintained by
Who now maintains the format.
reference impl
Link to page about the reference implementation of this format, if any.
embeddable metadata
Kinds of metadata that can be embedded in this format.
tpm
Technical Protection Mechanisms supported by the format, e.g. encryption.
dependencies
External resources that files in this format may depend upon, e.g. fonts, or even hardware.
error resiliance
Is this format able to detect damage or recover from damage to the bitstream.
namespace
The namespace-uri that defines the file format if it is XML-based.

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