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" />