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     =
| wikidata         =
| compression      =
| extended from    =
| magic            =
| kaitai struct    =
| spec             =
| spec availability=
| reference impl   =
| conforms to      = 
| charset          =
| charsetaliases   =
| codepage         =
| mibenum          =
| cfstringencoding =
| nsstringencoding =
| endianness       =
| tpm              =
| error resilience =
| patent license   =
| developed by     =
| maintained by    =
| 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}}, or {{Noext}} if it is known to be extensionless.
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. Use {{Type Code}}.
uniform type
(optional) The Uniform Type Identifier (UTI), used by Mac OS X and iOS. Use {{UTI}}.
wikidata
(optional) Wikidata title ID. Use {{wikidata}}.
compression
Types of compression. Whether Lossy, Lossless, or Both, and whether Optional or Always compressed. i.e. JPEG is Always Lossy.
extended from
Any formats this one was based upon.
magic
A sequence of byte values that can be used to identify the file contents, usually located close to the start of the file.
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.
spec
URL of the format specification.
spec availability
Type of availability the specification, e.g. commercial, free.
reference impl
Link to page about the reference implementation of this format, if any.
conforms to
(optional) The UTI of the parent format in the conformance hierarchy.
charset
(optional) For character encodings: IANA charset parameter value.
charsetaliases
(optional) For character encodings: Variant IANA charset parameter values.
codepage
(optional) For character encodings: Code page number (IBM/MS).
mibenum
(optional) For character encodings: IANA MIBenum.
cfstringencoding
(optional) For character encodings: CFStringEncoding.
nsstringencoding
(optional) For character encodings: NSStringEncoding.
endianness
Big-endian or Little-endian byte ordering.
tpm
Technical Protection Mechanisms supported by the format, e.g. encryption.
error resiliance
Is this format able to detect damage or recover from damage to the bitstream.
patent license
Unknown, Disputed, Encumbered, (F)RAND, Royalty-Free, Unencumbered.
developed by
Who developed the format.
maintained by
Who now maintains the format.
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.
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
container for
A list of formats this format can contain.
contained by
A list of formats that may contain this format.
extended to
Any formats that have been derived from this one.
embeddable metadata
Kinds of metadata that can be embedded in this format.
dependencies
External resources that files in this format may depend upon, e.g. fonts, or even hardware.
namespace
The namespace-uri that defines the file format if it is XML-based.

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