On Sunday, 26 June 2011 at 21:59, Ashley Sheridan wrote: > On Sun, 2011-06-26 at 20:10 +0100, Stuart Dallas wrote: > > On Sunday, 26 June 2011 at 18:31, Adam Tong wrote: > Hi, > > I wanted tu > > use php filters for validation to avoid regular expresions. > Is it > > possible that FILTER_VALIDATE_URL only checks if the string has > http:// > > and do not check for the format domain.something? > ---- > $url = > > 'http://wwwtestcom'; > $url = filter_var($url,FILTER_VALIDATE_URL); > echo > > $url; > ----- > > Or I am doing something wrong > > Thank you As noted in > > the documentation (http://php.net/filter.filters.validate), URLs are > > validated according to the format specified in RFC2396 > > (http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2396). It does not validate that it's an HTTP > > URL, or that the hostname contains .s. Thus, "http://wwwtestcom" is a > > perfectly valid URL, as is "banana://in.syrup", and anything else that can > > be parsed as a URL according to the rules in the above RFC. If you need to > > check for a specific type of URL you'll need to implement your own > > validation function, or google for one - there's loads out there. -Stuart > > -- S tuart Dallas 3ft9 Ltd http://3ft9.com/ > > > I've not really read the spec, so excuse me if I'm very wrong, but wouldn't > that make it more of a URI syntax validator instead of a URL syntax validator?
Yes, but the referenced RFC is titled "Uniform Resource Identifiers (URI): Generic Syntax," so the only thing that's "wrong" is the FILTER_VALIDATE_URL constant. -Stuart -- Stuart Dallas 3ft9 Ltd http://3ft9.com/ -- PHP General Mailing List (http://www.php.net/) To unsubscribe, visit: http://www.php.net/unsub.php