Data representations are handled in FTP by a user specifying a representation type. This type may implicitly (as in ASCII or EBCDIC) or explicitly (as in Local byte) define a byte size for interpretation which is referred to as the "logical byte size." Note that this has nothing to do with the byte size used for transmission over the data connection, called the "transfer byte size", and the two should not be confused. For example, NVT-ASCII has a logical byte size of 8 bits. If the type is Local byte, then the TYPE command has an obligatory second parameter specifying the logical byte size. The transfer byte size is always 8 bits.