#1764 confirmed
ggd543 (at gmail)

URL Regex is not correct

Reported by ggd543 (at gmail) | December 7th, 2013 @ 05:36 AM | in 1.4.x

Framework version: Play 1.2.x
Platform you're using: Windows 7


The following url is considered as invalid format based on the url regex:


Class: play.data.validation.URLCheck

Comments and changes to this ticket

  • notalifeform (at gmail)

    notalifeform (at gmail) December 9th, 2013 @ 09:06 PM

    • State changed from “new” to “confirmed”
    • Assigned user changed from “Guillaume Bort” to “notalifeform (at gmail)”
    • Milestone set to 1.3
  • ggd543 (at gmail)

    ggd543 (at gmail) December 10th, 2013 @ 01:28 AM

    I have make a bugfix pull request on github , Pleas check

  • Alex

    Alex December 19th, 2013 @ 01:36 AM

    • Tag changed from bug, regex to bug, regex, validation

    One question about URL validation:
    Firefox, chrome allow to use some special character (not urlencode) like '{', '}', should these characters be allowed?


    or maybe add an option in the tag to allow / disallow these characters?
    @notalifeform what do you think about it?

  • Alex

    Alex January 7th, 2015 @ 01:44 AM

    • Milestone changed from 1.3 to 1.4.x
  • Robert Rettig

    Robert Rettig May 29th, 2017 @ 10:20 PM

    those urls should not be validated by default only with special flags to allow them
    this gist is very advanced and reasoable https://gist.github.com/dperini/729294

    updated pull request: https://github.com/playframework/play1/pull/1157

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