[UA-discuss] Important UA milestone for Apple platforms (iOS, MacOSX, TvOS, WatchOS)

Nazar Nicholas nnicholaski at gmail.com
Tue Jun 14 05:38:22 UTC 2022

@Marc, thank you for the update. This is a great beginning from Apple
platform. Let’s keep pushing!

On Tue, 14 Jun 2022 at 02:12 Marc Blanchet via UA-discuss <
ua-discuss at icann.org> wrote:

> We have found while testing the Apple SDK and environments that support
> was “pretty limited”… It has now been implemented directly in Swift in the
> WebURL underlying framework, so as soon as it is integrated in the next
> releases of those platforms, all applications will get it “free”.  A bit
> late, but since it has been done in the core, then it encompasses
> “everything”.
> Regards, Marc.
> =========
> https://forums.swift.org/t/weburl-now-supports-unicode-domain-names-idna/57949
> "I'm happy to announce that I just merged support for Unicode domain
> names (IDNA) in WebURL.
> It's available right now 16 <https://github.com/karwa/swift-url>, on the
> main branch, and it's a big milestone for a lot of reasons.
> Note: IDNA support is on main. There will be a release in the ~next few
> weeks which includes it, but for now you should use a branch-based
> dependency for IDNA.
> With this post, I'd like to discuss what IDNA is, why you should support
> it, how WebURL supports it, and why I think that's such a big deal.
> …”
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