Those numbers are guaranteed not to connect to an actual phone number so they're often used in television and movies to ensure that a viewer doesn't try to call the number and end up harassing some poor [email protected] While that was true decades ago, it is no longer true. Honestly, I would recommend you don't try to validate phone numbers.
I tried to understand ereg, but the describtion on did not help me, so I made some research and finally (think) that Im sure how to use ereg.
The following function works for me well and allows an E-Mail to contain the following characters: "A-Z, a-z, 0-9, .
sometimes the answer to a problem is to approach it differently. The following regex will catch widely used number and character combinations in a variety of global phone number formats: Positive: 42 555.123.4567 1-(800)-123-4567 567 7(926)1234567 (926) 1234567 792612345567 9261234567 1234567 123-4567 123-89-567 469 123 45 67 89261234567 8 (926) 1234567 926.123.4567 415-555-1234 650-555-2345 (416)555-3456 2 4035555678 1 4 Negative: 926 3 4 8 800 600-APPLE Original source: I believe the Number:: Phone:: US and Regexp:: Common (particularly the source of Regexp:: Common:: URI:: RFC2806) Perl modules could help.
There is nothing particularly harmful about accepting 0123.
$ @Yellow and Red, I didn't downvote it, I was happy to answer it as it was. They probably saw the inconsistencies (especially over the brackets), decided it was too mixed up to bother with.
Validating phone numbers from around the world can open up more worms than email validation - and I don't think I've ever seen that done 100% infallible.The original problem is trying to handle phone number validation because it was trying to handle all the possible formatting options. Here's a regex for a 7 or 10 digit number, with extensions allowed, delimiters are spaces, dashes, or periods: ^(? Here's what I used for a client project recently, where we had to convert all phone numbers in any format to tel: links.Rather than try to solve all that, take the input and "pre-strip" it of all formatting fluff until you have just the "number". How are extensions (e.g., 111-222-3333 x 44444) going to be handled? So far, it's been working with everything they've thrown at it, but if errors come up, I'll update this answer. ([\d])$/', $string, $matches ); $new_string = $matches . Hello I think this is not clear:"the matches will be stored in the elements of the array regs.• Minimum of 6 characters The following pattern satisfy all-in-one for the ereg function:$pattern = "^([A-Za-z0-9\.|-|_])([@])";$pattern .="([A-Za-z0-9\.|-|_])(\.)([A-Za-z])$";ereg($pattern,$email) UK postcode validation.