[Webkit-unassigned] [Bug 172282] New: Apply IDNA ToASCII even when the input is ASCII

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Thu May 18 03:43:35 PDT 2017


            Bug ID: 172282
           Summary: Apply IDNA ToASCII even when the input is ASCII
           Product: WebKit
           Version: Safari Technology Preview
          Hardware: Unspecified
                OS: Unspecified
            Status: NEW
          Severity: Normal
          Priority: P2
         Component: HTML DOM
          Assignee: webkit-unassigned at lists.webkit.org
          Reporter: annevk at annevk.nl
                CC: achristensen at apple.com, cdumez at apple.com

If ToASCII is not applied to all input (even ASCII) rules are not uniformly enforced. E.g., it means that Unicode labels can be 63 code points after conversion to Punycode, whereas ASCII labels have no limit.

Making it uniform likely requires removing some rules for non-ASCII input, as the web depends on being able to place hyphens in the 3rd and 4th place of a label, and likely also depends on leading and trailing hyphens.

An update to Unicode's UTS #46 likely makes more of this configurable: http://www.unicode.org/reports/tr46/tr46-18.html.

https://url.spec.whatwg.org/#idna already requires UseSTD3ASCIIRules and VerifyDnsLength to be set to false. I propose that the URL Standard also sets CheckHyphens (needed for compatibility) and CheckJoiners (seems silly to restrict a subset of emojis) to false and continues to require applying ToASCII (domain to ASCII as the URL Standard calls it) to all input.

Tests: https://github.com/w3c/web-platform-tests/pull/5976.

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