Content authors who are developing Windows 95 applications on CD-ROM should
develop their titles according to the Joliet specification in order to
incorporate Unicode file names and take full advantage of Windows 95 long
file name support.
The Joliet specification complies with the ISO 9660:1988 standard. It is
designed to resolve some of its restrictions and ambiguities including:
- Character Set limitations.
- File Name Length limitations.
- Directory Tree Depth limitations.
- Directory Name Format limitations.
- Unicode Character ambiguities.
Because the Joliet specification is ISO 9660 compliant, CD-ROM disks
recorded according to the Joliet specification may continue to interchange
data with non-Joliet systems. The designs for the System Use Sharing
Protocol, RockRidge extensions for POSIX semantics, CD-XA System Use Area
Semantics, and Apple's Finder Flags and Resource Forks all port in a
straightforward manner to the Joliet specification. These protocols are not
an integral part of the Joliet specification, however.
Support for Joliet is included in Windows 95, and the spec is now included
in the Win95 DDK docs. It will also be included in a future version of
Article ID: 125630 - Last Review: July 11, 2005 - Revision: 1.1
- Microsoft Platform Software Development Kit-January 2000 Edition