[Validation] Issues with E-mail RegExp #3755

paulborza opened this Issue Feb 25, 2016 · 8 comments


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Try this email address hajdu karcsi@yahoo.com and it will validate fine according to Semantic UI, but the fact is that email address is invalid.


@paulborza Is it validating the full thing or is it validating karcsi@yahoo.com and dropping the first part?

Can you create an example case in jsfiddle?


@Morrolan Here's the JS fiddle you asked for: https://jsfiddle.net/x0Lq0s8o/3/

You can reproduce the bug there per the 3-step instructions I've added.

@jlukic jlukic added this to the 2.2.x milestone Feb 27, 2016
jlukic commented Feb 27, 2016 edited

Thanks a lot for filing this issue, and including an easy to understand test case. I've added a milestone, and will try to take a look as soon as I can.

@jlukic jlukic modified the milestone: 2.2, 2.2.x Mar 18, 2016
@jlukic jlukic changed the title from Email validation fails for addresses with spaces to [Validation] Issues with E-mail RegExp Mar 18, 2016
ScopeyNZ commented Apr 21, 2016 edited

This is a lot worse than just spaces. It appears to return true if a valid email is at least part of the string. Try <script>alert('hello');</script>guy@example.co.nz - returns valid.

It appears the regex is missing the start and end delimiters ('^' & '$').


(new RegExp("^[a-z0-9!#$%&'*+/=?^_`{|}~-]+(?:\\.[a-z0-9!#$%&'*+/=?^_`{|}~-]+)*@(?:[a-z0-9](?:[a-z0-9-]*[a-z0-9])?\\.)+[a-z0-9](?:[a-z0-9-]*[a-z0-9])?$", 'i')).test('guy@example.co.nz')

(I copied the code from the regex used in master)

I haven't really done any further testing on this but that appears to solve the issue.

I might work on PR for this and the requested "emails" validator this weekend.

@jlukic jlukic modified the milestone: 2.1.9, 2.2 Apr 22, 2016
jlukic commented Apr 22, 2016

I'd accept a PR here. Regex's related to emails appear to have been solved in the completely generalized case literally nowhere on the internet.


@jlukic Um, there are RegExes for this, but you don't want to build them by hand. The spec isn't easy to grasp so I'd suggest doing it the Perl way here.

daneren2005 commented Apr 25, 2016 edited

I will weigh on what I am using since I found the default one to be worthless a long time ago:

var regex = new RegExp("^[a-zA-Z0-9!#$%&'+/=?^{|}~-]+(?:\.[a-zA-Z0-9!#$%&'_+/=?^_{|}~-]+)*@(?:a-zA-Z0-9?.)+a-zA-Z0-9?$");

This was to fix the old rule only requiring an email in the string instead of being the entire string (ie: The first example at the top) as well as it fixed not allowing upper cases in emails. On a production site I haven't seen any issues from this regex in quite a while, though I doubt it solves all problems with the default regex.

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@jlukic jlukic modified the milestone: 2.1.9, 2.2 May 4, 2016
jlukic commented May 15, 2016

Fixed in #3955 with a reasonable email RegExp from @kevinresol. If there's any that don't pass that filter feel free to ping me.

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