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comment How long can a TLD possibly be?
@NickG Did you read the meta question I linked? If you did not, please go read it and then the entire first answer of it. Now, read the question title, then read the very first sentence in this question. Now read the original comment that you were confused by. The user is trying to validate email addresses, using a regex, using PHP. Now, note alllll the timestamps. Mountain. Molehill. I'm done.
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comment How long can a TLD possibly be?
@NickG, this question is an X/Y problem. The user is trying to validate email addresses. The fact that he's asking about domain name length is the wrong question to ask, as there are better ways for this user to actually do the thing they're actually trying to do - validate email addresses.
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revised How long can a TLD possibly be?
This question is about email validation, in the context of PHP. Yes, PHP matters here, as it changes the tools available for use.
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comment How long can a TLD possibly be?
@NickG, this question used to have the PHP tag. I'm not sure why it was edited out, and I have reverted that edit and updated the context of the question to make it more clear how PHP matters to the question.
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comment Getting larger images from Google News RSS Feed
Everything documented here was discovered by trial and error. There's no documented method to get larger thumbnails. If they changed how it works in a way that eliminates the useful filenames, then there's probably no alternative.
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comment What are the disadvantages of using persistent connection in PDO
@Pacerier, nope, it was someone else.
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comment What are the disadvantages of using persistent connection in PDO
@Pacerier, preaching to choir. This occurred during the US financial crisis in 2008 (seven years ago now), and the company was on the verge of going under, so there was little other choice than to not spend money. Thankfully, none of the problems that existed then, financial and technical, are still problems today.
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revised How do I extract IP addresses and port numbers from this string?
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