^[A-Za-z0-9-_.+%]+@[A-Za-z0-9-.]+.[A-Za-z]2,4$ It makes all the sense of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics to you, although those little pictures at least look like they have meaning. But this… this looks like gibberish. What does it mean? It means email@example.com , Fiery.Rebel@veneuser.info , firstname.lastname@example.org , or nearly any other simple email address because this is a pattern written in a language that describes how to match text in strings
PHPMaster: Regular Expressions
Whether it happened on its own, or if it only occurred because he finally acknowledged it, Jason Pasnikowski decided at the age of date('Y',now())-date('Y',strtotime('1974-07-29'))) to join the ranks of adulthood. This epiphany occurred while lounging about his partners' home in Newark, NY, and one of his missions pursuant to this realization is to share bits and pieces of his accumulated knowledge. Jason brings with him a skill set born of necessity; what he knows of PHP is because he needed it. Jason hopes this makes what he contributes more relevant to newcomers to PHP and others who are looking to learn just what they need to get the task done.