pseudoprotocol

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

pseudo- +‎ protocol

Noun[edit]

pseudoprotocol (plural pseudoprotocols)

  1. (computing) Something that can be accessed in the manner of a protocol but is not in fact a protocol.
    • 2002, Chuck Musciano, Bill Kennedy, HTML & XHTML: The Definitive Guide
      The javascript URL actually is a pseudoprotocol, not usually included in discussions of URLs.