Pro PHP Security – Review

PHP being such a popular and versatile scripting language it’s natural that security is not to be taken lightly. There are thousands of web sites in the internet dedicated to this subject as well as dozens of books. Finding the right one… now that’s a challenge! “Pro PHP Security” is […]


How to validate an email address format

There are several ways of validating an email address format. Normally, I do it the following way: 1. I first define the regular expression for the email format: define (“FORMAT”,”^[_a-z0-9-]+(\.[_a-z0-9-]+)*@[a-z0-9-]+(\.[a-z0-9-]+)*(\.[a-z]{2,3})$”); 2. To validate the email address provided is correct: if ( !eregi (FORMAT, $email)) echo “The email provided has an […]