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Verifying Email address

Verifying Email address

Verifying Email address

(OP)
i want to add functionality to my script to check if $input{'email'} is in a valid email format (name@host.domain).
Is this possible?
thanks
foobar2k

RE: Verifying Email address

This may not be a perfect heuristic, but:

if ($address =~ /^([\w\-_\.]+)@(([\w\-_]+)\.)+([\w]+)$/)
{
  print "This is probably an email address";
}
else
{
  print "This is definitely not an email address, loser.";
}

Sincerely,

Tom Anderson
CEO, Order amid Chaos, Inc.
http://www.oac-design.com

RE: Verifying Email address

(OP)
thanks, the code seems to work fine
also is there any way to also verify that the field $input{'url'} begins with http:// ?
thanks
foobar2k

RE: Verifying Email address

I suggest you learn how to write your own regular expressions.  You can't keep asking people to come up with them for you.  How will you know if they are correct or not?  There are plenty of sources on the web, just do a search.

Sincerely,

Tom Anderson
CEO, Order amid Chaos, Inc.
http://www.oac-design.com

RE: Verifying Email address

(OP)
The best way to learn is by example, and correct me if i am wrong but is this a technical help forum?
If you dont want to help then dont, but otherwise dont criticise the questions.

RE: Verifying Email address

I didn't mean to criticize but it's not that hard to learn.  I think you will find that tutorials are more helpful than just asking someone to do it for you.

for the http, try this:

sub check_http
{
  my ($url) = @_;
  if ($url =~ /^http:\/\/(.*)$/) {return 1;} else {return 0;}
}

Sincerely,

Tom Anderson
CEO, Order amid Chaos, Inc.
http://www.oac-design.com

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