Class AbstractEmailValidator<A extends Annotation>

All Implemented Interfaces:
Direct Known Subclasses:
EmailValidator, EmailValidator

public class AbstractEmailValidator<A extends Annotation> extends Object implements ConstraintValidator<A,CharSequence>
Checks that a given character sequence (e.g. string) is a well-formed email address.

The specification of a valid email can be found in RFC 2822 and one can come up with a regular expression matching all valid email addresses as per specification. However, as this article discusses it is not necessarily practical to implement a 100% compliant email validator. This implementation is a trade-off trying to match most email while ignoring for example emails with double quotes or comments.

Emmanuel Bernard, Hardy Ferentschik, Guillaume Smet