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Revision: 10307
at December 17, 2008 09:14 by charmcitycoder

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function validateSpecialChars(myStringID)
     // declare which special chars to validate
     var illegalChars = "[email protected]#$%^&*()+=-[]\\\';,./{}|\":<>?";
     var strToSearch = document.getElementById(myStringID).value;

     for (var i = 0; i < strToSearch.length; i++) 
  	if (illegalChars.indexOf(strToSearch.charAt(i)) != -1) 
  	   alert ("Your search has one of the following special characters:\n" + iChars + "\nThese are not allowed.\nPlease remove them and try again.");
  	return false;

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Always always always backup client side validation with server side validation! =D

Initial Title
Validate for Special Characters

Initial Tags
javascript, forms, validation

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