Url

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Url

Validates that a value is a valid URL string.

Applies to property or method
Options
Class Url
Validator UrlValidator

Basic Usage

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// src/Entity/Author.php
namespace App\Entity;

use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints as Assert;

class Author
{
    /**
     * @Assert\Url
     */
    protected $bioUrl;
}

Note

As with most of the other constraints, null and empty strings are considered valid values. This is to allow them to be optional values. If the value is mandatory, a common solution is to combine this constraint with NotBlank.

Options

checkDNS

type: boolean default: false

Deprecated since version 4.1:

This option was deprecated in Symfony 4.1 and will be removed in Symfony 5.0, because checking the DNS records is not reliable enough to validate the existence of the host. Use the checkdnsrr PHP function if you still want to use this kind of validation.

By default, this constraint just validates the syntax of the given URL. If you also need to check whether the associated host exists, set the checkDNS option to the value of any of the CHECK_DNS_TYPE_* constants in the Url class:

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// src/Entity/Author.php
namespace App\Entity;

use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints as Assert;

class Author
{
    /**
     * @Assert\Url(
     *    checkDNS = "ANY"
     * )
     */
     protected $bioUrl;
}

This option uses the checkdnsrr PHP function to check the validity of the DNS record corresponding to the host associated with the given URL.

dnsMessage

type: string default: The host could not be resolved.

Deprecated since version 4.1:

This option was deprecated in Symfony 4.1 and will be removed in Symfony 5.0, because checking the DNS records is not reliable enough to validate the existence of the host. Use the checkdnsrr PHP function if you still want to use this kind of validation.

This message is shown when the checkDNS option is set to true and the DNS check failed.

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// src/Entity/Author.php
namespace App\Entity;

use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints as Assert;

class Author
{
    /**
     * @Assert\Url(
     *    dnsMessage = "The host '{{ value }}' could not be resolved."
     * )
     */
    protected $bioUrl;
}

groups

type: array | string

It defines the validation group or groups this constraint belongs to. Read more about validation groups.

message

type: string default: This value is not a valid URL.

This message is shown if the URL is invalid.

You can use the following parameters in this message:

Parameter Description
{{ value }} The current (invalid) value
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// src/Entity/Author.php
namespace App\Entity;

use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints as Assert;

class Author
{
    /**
     * @Assert\Url(
     *    message = "The url '{{ value }}' is not a valid url",
     * )
     */
    protected $bioUrl;
}

payload

type: mixed default: null

This option can be used to attach arbitrary domain-specific data to a constraint. The configured payload is not used by the Validator component, but its processing is completely up to you.

For example, you may want to use several error levels to present failed constraints differently in the front-end depending on the severity of the error.

protocols

type: array default: ['http', 'https']

The protocols considered to be valid for the URL. For example, if you also consider the ftp:// type URLs to be valid, redefine the protocols array, listing http, https, and also ftp.

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// src/Entity/Author.php
namespace App\Entity;

use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints as Assert;

class Author
{
    /**
     * @Assert\Url(
     *    protocols = {"http", "https", "ftp"}
     * )
     */
    protected $bioUrl;
}

relativeProtocol

type: boolean default: false

If true, the protocol is considered optional when validating the syntax of the given URL. This means that both http:// and https:// are valid but also relative URLs that contain no protocol (e.g. //example.com).

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// src/Entity/Author.php
namespace App\Entity;

use Symfony\Component\Validator\Constraints as Assert;

class Author
{
    /**
     * @Assert\Url(
     *    relativeProtocol = true
     * )
     */
    protected $bioUrl;
}
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