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

Marc Blanchet marc.blanchet at viagenie.ca
Tue Jun 14 11:22:55 UTC 2022

One caveat I forgot to mention: this work is based on the whatwg URL specification (aka UTS46). The authors even are completely wrong in describing IDNA: “IDNA stands for "Internationalizing Domain Names for Applications". It is defined by Unicode Technical Standard 46, and this is how they describe it…”

UTS46 defining IDNA. Quite a big mistake.

But anyway, overall, moving along, which is good.


> Le 14 juin 2022 à 06:18, Fred Kwadwo Aazore <fredaazore at gmail.com> a écrit :
> This is great to know. We hope other technology services companies are able to get this implemented as well.
> Positive progression towards connecting the unconnected!!
> On Mon, Jun 13, 2022 at 11:12 PM Marc Blanchet via UA-discuss <ua-discuss at icann.org <mailto: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 <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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