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What is the regex expression for validating year in the YYYY format?

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Hi:

I've got pretty limited experience dealing with regex expressions.

I'm looking for a regex expression to validate the following: Valid Year in the form YYYY.
We want to check for years in the 1000's through to the 2000's.

I came up with something like this:
^(15|16|17|18|19|20)\d\d

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This would work for years from 1500 - 2099
But I think there must be something a little cleaner/more elegant.

Thanks,
JohnB
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For 1000 to 2999 it would be:
^[12][0-9]{3}$

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Awesome.

JB
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