I have an input field where the user enters a time in format mm:hh. The format is specified inside the field (default value 09:00) but I still want to perform a client-side check to see if the format is correct.
Since the existing client-side validation is in jQuery, I'd like to keep this in jQuery as well.
I'm mainly a PHP programmer so I need some help writing this one in an optimal manner.
I know I can check each individual character (first two = digits, third = ':', last two = digits) but is there a way to do it more elegantly, while also checking the hour count is not larger than 23 and the minute count isn't larger than 59?
In PHP I would use regular expressions, I assume there's something similar for jQuery?
Something like this makes sense to me:
use .search() - http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/jsref_search.asp
or .match() - http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/jsref_match.asp
or .replace() - http://www.w3schools.com/jsref/jsref_replace.asp
<script> var regexp = /([0-9]|[0-3]):[0-5][0-9]/; var correct = ($('input').val().search(regexp) >= 0) ? true : false; </script>
<script> var regexp = /([0-9]|[0-3]):[0-5][0-9]/; var correct = regexp.test($('input').val()); </script>
fixed the regexp