On Sun, 24 Mar 2002, John Fishworld wrote:
> I'm still playing about trying to validate an url
> www(dot)something(dot)something !
> I thought this would work but know
> if (ereg("^(w{3})(\\.)([a-zA-Z]+)(\\.)([a-z]{2,4})$", $str))

First of all, web server hostnames don't need to start with www. Secondly, 
they can have any number of components (separated by periods) from 1 to 
dozens. Thirdly, the last term doesn't have to be 4 characters or less.

> ([a-z]{2,4})$ = at least 2 leters eg de but upto 4 eg info



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