You will also never again run the risk of rejecting what is, in fact, a strange, valid email address.
The trick is to first define what we mean by ‘valid’.
And since it’s more likely that the shift key would be down only for the letters on either side of the @ symbol, and ‘l’ on either side of the @ is considered particularly dangerous. It goes without saying that I’ve gone to a similar level of effort to account for soft keyboards.
The above is all for a single key, but if I mistype a second key, it is possible that I turn an invalid email address back into a valid one (e.g. Remember too that if I mistype the @ symbol, the error will be caught by step one above where I actually check for the existence of an @ as a proxy for a user’s to enter an email address.
People with ‘z’ in their name use mechanical keyboards and rarely make mistakes. I also factored in the fact that any dot before the @ in gmail addresses is ignored and that ‘f’ and ‘h’ are pretty much the same letter when you think about it.
So with all of that taken into account, I ran the 117 million email addresses through the model.
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From this day forward, you will no longer squander your time trying to work out the perfect regex to validate email addresses.I also consider the relative dexterity of the fingers.We all know that the pinky is the retarded cousin of the finger family, so that is factored in as well. And again, those bad keys are only invalid in certain circumstances.Sure, it helps, if we want to be slaves to the word ‘help’.But most people would agree you have a promising career in a straight jacket if you’re unnecessarily rattling your pickle jars for the benefit of the polar bears.And the odds that an incorrect email address will be caught by email validation is …0.00000000000000000000000000000000000000625%I’m afraid I don’t have time to type out the algorithm that totally exists and is indisputably perfect, so you’ll have to take my word for it that this number is not in any way made up.There is no point in trying to work out if an email address is ‘valid’. We are developers, we are technical folk, so it’s no surprise that the prevailing wisdom is to check that it matches the official criteria, some examples of the diversity of the official criteria are…If you have a well laid-out form with a label that says “email”, and the user enters an ‘@’ symbol somewhere, then it’s safe to say they understood that they were supposed to be entering an email address. Next, we want to do some validation to ascertain if they correctly entered right?” That’s like saying that opening and closing your fridge really quickly conserves energy and helps fight climate change.Any mistype will result in an invalid email address.[epiphany]Even if the sun shone through my window and I was visited by a particularly savage sneeze (I suffer from Autosomal Dominant Compelling Helio-Ophthalmic Outburst Syndrome*) and I typed out #! ^_`|[email protected] mistake, I would still pass the most thorough email ‘validation’ techniques. ^_`|[email protected] she said she gets super pissed off when told that her email address isn’t valid. For example hitting the neighbouring ‘h’ key instead of ‘g’.(The flip side is I fail and be told my address isn’t valid when it is! She regrets buying the domain, too, but won’t give it up, just like the guy that’s got I am more likely to mis-type with a letter on the visible keyboard with no shift key required (I apply a weighting to non-modified keys in the model). So from a list of 117 million email addresses I have calculated the frequency of occurrence of each character and for each, noted which keys lie closest on the keyboard, and factored in the likelihood that a mis-stroke will create an invalid email address.