I am going to develop some php based data entry forms where visitors will fill out a form with their name, address, etc
this data will be written to a MySQL database
Does anyone have any tips to prevent collecting bad data?
for example First and Last name fields will be required, but a user can type anything in there to pass the "required" validation
the above are valid first/last names
what if someone types
they will pass the "required" validation but of course it is junk data
any ideas regarding how someone handles this is appreciated