Can file formats like mp3, jpeg etc. be called a protocol?
What CCNA study guide says is JPEG, TIFF, MIDI are all examples of Presentation layer protocol.
- janLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
Well they can but it would be wrong.
Much like calling your pet dog a tiger.
You could do it but what would be the point?
An example of a protocol would be ICQ.
- 1 decade ago
JPEG is a compression format used for reducing the file size of (normally) photograph type pictures. TIFF is a graphics format.
If any could be considered a protocol, MIDI possibly could as its a way for electronic musical instruments (including pc sound cards) to talk to each other, in a similar way that http and ftp are ways of different systems to 'talk' to each otherSource(s): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Midi
- cs_gmlynarczykLv 51 decade ago
No. A protocol is a method for communicating data, for instance: HTTP = hypertext transfer protocol, FTP = file transfer protocol, and so on.
- Anonymous1 decade ago