Re: How to correctly validate url?

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Best way is to use filter_var:
http://in2.php.net/manual/en/function.filter-var.php

filter_var('http://example.com', FILTER_VALIDATE_URL)

On 18 January 2012 16:58, Tanel Tammik <keevitaja@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Does anyone have a preg expression to validate the url which includes
> these special characters like ÜÕÄÖ included?
>
> Br,
> Tanel
>
>
> 18.01.2012 12:21, Mokaddim Akm kirjutas:
>
>  Sent from a handheld device
>>
>> On 18-Jan-2012, at 4:05 PM, Tanel Tammik<keevitaja@xxxxxxxxx>  wrote:
>>
>>  Hello,
>>>
>>> how to correctly validate url? now the special local characters like
>>> ÜÕÖÄ etc are allowed as well...
>>>
>>>
>> The generic URI syntax mandates that new URI schemes that provide for
>> the representation of character data in a URI must, in effect,
>> represent characters from the unreserved set without translation, and
>> **should convert all other characters to bytes according to UTF-8, and
>> then percent-encode those values**. This requirement was introduced in
>> January 2005 with the publication of RFC 3986. URI schemes introduced
>> before this date are not affected.[1]
>>
>>
>> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/**Percent-encoding<http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Percent-encoding>
>>
>>  Br,
>>> Tanel
>>>
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