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jlvallelonga on 08/01/09

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formatWebAddress


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this function formats a web address for use in a link.
echo formatWebAddress("google.com");
http://www.google.com/


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  1. function formatWebAddress($webAddress) {
  2. $originalWebAddress = $webAddress;
  3. $webAddress = "*" . $webAddress;
  4. $formattedWebAddress = "";
  5. if (stripos($webAddress, "http://") == 1) { //starts with http://
  6. if (substr_count($webAddress, ".") == 1) { //one dot only
  7. $formattedWebAddress = $originalWebAddress;
  8. $formattedWebAddress = insertString($formattedWebAddress, "www.", 7);
  9. }
  10. else
  11. $formattedWebAddress = $originalWebAddress;
  12. }
  13. else { //does not start with http://
  14. if (substr_count($webAddress, ".") == 1) //one dot only
  15. $formattedWebAddress = "http://www." . $originalWebAddress;
  16. elseif (substr_count($webAddress, ".") >= 2) //two dots only
  17. $formattedWebAddress = "http://" . $originalWebAddress;
  18. else
  19. $formattedWebAddress = $originalWebAddress;
  20. }
  21. // add slash at end
  22. if (substr_count($formattedWebAddress, "/") == 2) //if it has "//" at beginning
  23. $formattedWebAddress .= "/";
  24. $formattedWebAddress = strtolower($formattedWebAddress);
  25. return $formattedWebAddress;
  26. }

URL: http://justpushbuttons.com/examples/format_web_address_example.php

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