I am working on a PHP project which makes extensive use of the MVC design pattern. I am looking to add validation to a form and am curious as to what the right place for validation is.
Due to the way that forms are generated, validation on postback data is a lot simpler and less repetitive in view components. Is it acceptable to have the view validating response data, or should this be implemented within the controller, or even the model?
What are the benefits?
If you're validating data on server side, And your validation does not require application business logic (i.e you're not checking to see if the user has enough credit in his account), You should validate in the controller.
If the validation requires business logic, Implement it inside the model and call it via controller.
Postback validation is not good since it puts lots of pressure and delay, And the only advantage is to the programmer (not to be accounted).
You can use regex for most of validation, Which has the same syntax (almost) on PHP and JS.