Frame (context) data passed to each frame parsing virtual methods. In addition to providing the data to be checked for a valid frame or an already identified frame, it conveys additional metadata or control information from and to the subclass w.r.t. the particular frame in question (rather than global parameters). Some of these may apply to each parsing stage, others only to some a particular one. These parameters are effectively zeroed at start of each frame’s processing, i.e. parsing virtual method invocation sequence.