HTML5 Form Validation With Regex

There are two ideas that enters the scene now:

  • The tag has new type attribute values like url, email, date, telephone number, and color.
  • The tag has the new attribute pattern where you can describe allowed input with a regex.

Here are three pragmatic (but not globally perfect) examples I created:

Strong password: <input title="at least eight symbols containing at least one number, one lower, and one upper letter" type="text" pattern="(?=.*\d)(?=.*[a-z])(?=.*[A-Z]).{8,}" required />

Email address: <input type="text" title="email" required pattern="[^@]+@[^@]+\.[a-zA-Z]{2,6}" />

Phone number: <input type="text" required pattern="(\+?\d[- .]*){7,13}" title="international, national or local phone number"/>

PHP mail() header

PHP mail() header:

$headers  = "From: your-name  \r\n";
$headers .= "Reply-To: your-name  \r\n";
$headers .= "Return-Path: your-email \r\n";
$headers .= "Bcc: first-mail , second-mail \r\n";
$headers .= "PHP/" . phpversion();

$to = "receivers-email";
$message= "your-message";
$subject = "email-subject";

mail($mailto, $subject, $message, $headers);