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An early comment[edit]

Is this an advertisement? The talk of benefits, constant use of second-person ( "you can ..." and "your application can ..." ), and other red flags abound in this text.

It seems to be limited to the Typical Applications section. I have put a WP:POV tag on it. It may also be WP:OR Hervegirod (talk) 14:18, 29 March 2009 (UTC)

The source for this section appears to be: Jmuk74 (talk) 14:16, 13 July 2009 (UTC)

Free download of the standard[edit]

Since May 2009, somebody removed the word "free" from "Free public download" of the standard, and somebody else then added the words "Non-free". This is incorrect. The download of the standard in PDF format is free both from the ISO website and from the ITU website. What is "non-free" is the document in Word (.doc) format.

Structure Section confusing[edit]

I find the Structure section of the article confusing:

  • "The underlying file format is ASN.1" Although the file format is specified in the language of ASN.1, FI uses a custom encoding of the abstract ASN.1 data. This encoding is described formally in the Encoding Control Notation and very accessibly also in plain text.
  • "with tag/length/value blocks" This is only partly true. Although element- and attribute-names as well as character chunks use a "tag/length/value" encoding, the list of child-elements for a given element uses a terminator (see Annex C.3.8). Whether this terminator is counted as the equivalent of an "end tag" is probably a matter of interpretation.
  • "Although ASN.1 is used for storage" This is at best misleading. ASN.1 together with ECN is used to define the file format. However none of the ASN.1 predefined encodings are used to actually "store" the data.
  • "The details are complex" This is my first attempt at contributing to Wikipedia so excuse if I'm wrong, but to me this does not sound very encyclopaedic. (In my opinion, the encoding rules of FI can be summarized rather easily).

Daniel.flassig.3 (talk) 20:16, 5 February 2011 (UTC)

Thank you Daniel for these excellent clarifications. I've incorporated them in the article, and learned some more in the process :) ★NealMcB★ (talk) 16:13, 18 February 2012 (UTC)

removing POV template without ongoing discussion per Template:POV instructions[edit]

I've removed an old neutrality tag from this page that appears to have no active discussion per the instructions at Template:POV:

This template is not meant to be a permanent resident on any article. Remove this template whenever:
  1. There is consensus on the talkpage or the NPOV Noticeboard that the issue has been resolved
  2. It is not clear what the neutrality issue is, and no satisfactory explanation has been given
  3. In the absence of any discussion, or if the discussion has become dormant.

Since there's no evidence of ongoing discussion, I'm removing the tag for now. If discussion is continuing and I've failed to see it, however, please feel free to restore the template and continue to address the issues. Thanks to everybody working on this one! -- Khazar2 (talk) 19:05, 25 June 2013 (UTC)