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[ale] joliet...

On Thu, 6 Nov 1997, Chris Ness wrote:

> Jason Boyles wrote:
> > On Thu, 6 Nov 1997, Mike Gregoire wrote:
> > > I'm sorry to intrude, but I think I missed something.   What is Joliet?
> >         My understanding is that Microsoft Toilet consists of Microsoft's
> > Unicode extensions to the ISO9660 filesystem.
> Oh, you mean extensions to the ISO9660 cdrom filesystem so that CDs will
> be written that can only be read on Microsoft operating systems? Sound a
> little like extensions to JAVA to close an open system.

	I'm no expert on ISO9660 internals, but it seems that Microsoft
could have opted for something backwards compatible, much like the Red
Rock Extensions to ISO9660 from some years ago. They opted for the
backward compatibility route with VFAT, you'll recall.

	Linux is, however, unphased. We got both VFAT and Joliet support
in record time. FAT32 took a little longer, but we're there now.

Jason Boyles <jason at alltel.net>
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