Can file formats like mp3, jpeg etc. be called a protocol?

Update:

What CCNA study guide says is JPEG, TIFF, MIDI are all examples of Presentation layer protocol.

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  • jan
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    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.

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  • 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 other

  • 1 decade ago

    No. A protocol is a method for communicating data, for instance: HTTP = hypertext transfer protocol, FTP = file transfer protocol, and so on.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    No.

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