On Thursday 22 August 2002 00:29, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote:
> I hope this isn't too far off topic -
> I have a regex for validating email addresses -
> if (empty($useremail) || !eregi("^([A-Za-z0-9\.\_-])+@([A-Za-z0-9\_-])+\.
> ([A-Za-z]{2,3})+$", $useremail))
> Notice the {2,3} which is supposed to limit the last part to 2 or 3
> letters, but I have been testing this and
> it allows as many letters as I put in there, but not 1 only.
> What's wrong?
> Also, when using eregi do I need to specify A-Za-z or just a-z, since it is
> case-insensitive?

You're strongly advised not to write your own regex for validating email 
addresses. Your regex (once you get it working) will invalidate a lot of 
valid email addresses. Search archives, or google for some tried and tested 
regex which will do the job properly.

Jason Wong -> Gremlins Associates -> www.gremlins.com.hk
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