Character limit

Hi,

I need a script that will check if a variable is 7 characters long or else spit out an error. This is just for the sign up password value on my site, since i dont want peaple getting their account stolen so easy.

Also, I tried this out and was wondering if you could tell me why it doesnt work.

if (!preg_match("/.*.*.*.*.*.*.*/", $_POST['passwd'])) {
            echo('Password needs to be 7 characters long.');
            include('register.html');
            exit();
      }


Thanks.
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TaintedGodAsked:
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Michael701Commented:
if strlen('passwd')<7) {
            echo('Password needs to be 7 characters long.');
            include('register.html');
            exit();
      }

I assume you want 7 or more characters. if you really want every password to be exactly 7 characters then change the < to ==

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mattjp88Commented:
Well, you could do this with javascript.  In the <input> tag, just put maxlength=7, that will prevent users from entering a longer password.  So this is what your <input> tag would oook like:

<input type="password" maxlength="7" name="password">

-Matt
TaintedGodAuthor Commented:
Michael701

Before i even try this code i can tell there is an error in there, and since ive never used this function before im not sure where the brackets go, please look this over. Thanks.

mattjp88

Thanks for the post but, i did post this question in the PHP section and not in Javascript.
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TaintedGodAuthor Commented:
Ah nevermind, i fixed it myself......It should of been:

if (strlen($_POST['passwd'] < 7)) {
             echo('Password needs to be 7 characters long.');
             include('register.html');
             exit();
      }

Thanks anyways.
TaintedGodAuthor Commented:
That's odd.....I dont get an error message but I get my echo message everytime.
Michael701Commented:
you miss placed a )

if (strlen($_POST['passwd']) < 7) {
             echo('Password needs to be 7 characters long.');
             include('register.html');
             exit();
      }

Thanks anyways
TaintedGodAuthor Commented:
That looks better :P
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