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4.2 AID-based Naming

This section describes the mechanism used for naming applets and packages in Java Card CAP files and export files, and custom components in Java Card CAP files. Java class files use Unicode strings to name Java packages. As the Java Card platform does not include support for strings, an alternative mechanism for naming is provided.

ISO 7816 is a multipart standard that describes a broad range of technology for building smart card systems. ISO 7816-5 defines the AID (application identifier) data format to be used for unique identification of card applications (and certain kinds of files in card file systems). The Java Card platform uses the AID data format to identify applets and packages. AIDs are administered by the International Standards Organization (ISO), so they can be used as unique identifiers.

javacard/jcvm/4.2_aid-based_naming.txt · Last modified: 2017/05/13 04:11 (external edit)