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As always, necessity can be the mother of invention. And as is becoming more often, I'm writing another blog post mainly so I can come back and find the answer next time I need it, as well as share it with anyone else that it might assist.
Today I needed to setup an RSForm!Pro form to do the following:
Joomla 1.0 has a few things that break under PHP 5.3.x, as a number of users have found over time.
Obviously, it's recommended that developers now take the time to upgrade their Joomla sites to 1.5 at least, and ideally now Joomla 1.6 as Joomla 1.5 has reached it's end of development life, and most major components are now available for Joomla 1.5.
Following upgrading my version of PHP recently, I needed to do my homework, and have found a few simple workarounds to get Joomla 1.0 functioning on PHP 5.3.x until I can get to the stage where I can update the last few sites I have in Joomla 1.0.
In RSForms the out of the box validation for email fields checks that the value being submitted is just a correctly formatted email address. However, ID-10-T errors can sometimes mean that though the address is valid with the default check, it's not actually a valid address due to:
So to fix it, what's needed is a better validation routine for email.
At the Melbourne Joomla User Group in May 2010 there was a discussion about ways to prevent spam on Kunena forum component.
Joomla 1.0 has a few things that break under PHP 5.3.x, as a number of users have found over time. How to fix them are found in my other article on the topic but there's also some issues that may pop up in Joomla 1.5 due to timezone changes with PHP 5.3
Patrick Jackson presented a session at Melbourne Joomladay 2010 on Search Engine Friendly URLS and basic Joomla search engine optimisation.
KPS use RSForms Pro to create a variety of forms for clients. These have included to date contact forms, application forms, registration forms and forms for competition entries.
Customers often require extra validation on fields to ensure that what's being collected is correct.
The RSForms Documentation gives some details as how you can add custom validation rules to your RSForms installation.
In order to add a new validation rule, navigate in your Joomla file list, go to components/com_rsform/helpers/validation.php*. In this file you will find all the validation rules defined. In order to add a new validation rule, edit the file validation.php in the following manner: