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PRodgers4284
02-19-2008, 04:18 PM
I need some validation to check the format of a website address eg (www.websiteaddress.com) but im having difficulty finding code to do this, can anyone help me or provide some advice? Would really appreciate it.

oesxyl
02-19-2008, 04:24 PM
I need some validation to check the format of a website address eg (www.websiteaddress.com) but im having difficulty finding code to do this, can anyone help me or provide some advice? Would really appreciate it.

what kind of validation? some basic things you can do, using:

http://www.php.net/manual/en/ref.url.php

if you use them take care of php version.

best regards

_Aerospace_Eng_
02-19-2008, 04:52 PM
I use this on a few of the sites I've made

function validateURL($str)
{
if(!preg_match("/^[a-zA-Z]+[:\/\/]+[A-Za-z0-9\-_]+\\.+[A-Za-z0-9\.\/%&=\?\-_]+$/i",$str))
{
return false;
}
}
// Usage:
if(validateURL('http://codingforums.com'))
{
echo 'The url is valid';
}
else
{
echo 'The url is not valid';
}

PRodgers4284
02-19-2008, 05:01 PM
I use this on a few of the sites I've made

function validateURL($str)
{
if(!preg_match("/^[a-zA-Z]+[:\/\/]+[A-Za-z0-9\-_]+\\.+[A-Za-z0-9\.\/%&=\?\-_]+$/i",$str))
{
return false;
}
}
// Usage:
if(validateURL('http://codingforums.com'))
{
echo 'The url is valid';
}
else
{
echo 'The url is not valid';
}

Thanks for the reply, il give that a go, thanks ago



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