In a coinbase transaction, the previous output field is
0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000ffffffff because there is no previous output, the coins are generated.
If you look at this coinbase transactions raw data: https://blockchain.info/rawtx/04183fe0d461697c043abd156276f14e810c2d250970170ce66debf687223ff6?format=hex
The previous output field comes immediately after the input count field. Normally there should be a 4-byte VOUT field in between. But because there is no previous output, does that mean there is simply no VOUT field?
Is this also the same for transactions which only have 1 previous output?