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Server-side form validation

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After submitting a form, you should validate your data. In Joomla this can be done via the JForm validate method (normally called in the controller via the model JModelForm).

Unlike client-side validation, the validation uses html attributes to do its validation. There is the attribute required ("true" or "required") which makes a field required and the attribute validate with a joomla or custom rule value.

E.g. field in a joomla form xml

<field name="email" type="text" class="inputbox" description="Fill in your E-mail" label="E-mail" required="true" validate="email" size="30" />

Validation rules

Rule Description Availability

boolean

Todo Todo (e.g. Joomla 1.5 and newer)

color

Todo Todo (e.g. Joomla 1.5 and newer)

email

Todo Todo (e.g. Joomla 1.5 and newer)

equals

Todo Todo (e.g. Joomla 1.5 and newer)

options

Todo Todo (e.g. Joomla 1.5 and newer)

rules

Todo Todo (e.g. Joomla 1.5 and newer)

tel

Todo Todo (e.g. Joomla 1.5 and newer)

url

Todo Todo (e.g. Joomla 1.5 and newer)

username

Todo Todo (e.g. Joomla 1.5 and newer)