Email validation using Javascript doesn’t work with HTML

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I’m trying to let user check if his email adress pass RFC standard, comparing it with regular expression dropped below.

I already checked few examples on console using function responsible for excecute validation test. I’m aware of possibilities that my regex is not ready for, but whenever I tried a few examples on console – it works.

Problem begins when function gets value from included ‘text’ HTML form.

Using Javascript I also checked how value is interpretated by browser (Simply pasting text into another div) – result is ok.

Why validation doesn’t work properly whenever use input value on HTML forms?

const regular = /^[a-z/d]+[/d/w.-]*@(?:[a-z/d-]+[a-z/d-].+){1,5}[a-z]{1,3}[a-z]$/i;
test = function(email) {
    if (regular.test(email) == false) {
        alert('Your email adress is not correct. Try again!')
        document.getElementById('result').innerHTML = document.getElementById('text').value;
        return false;
    } else {
        return true;
<div id='form-structure'>
   <form name='form1' action='#'>
      <label for='email' name='email'>E-mail</label>
      <input type='text' name='text' id='text' placeholder="Enter your email" required>
      <button type='submit' name='submit' onclick="test(document.form1.text)" 
<div id='result' style='font-size: 15px'>


While this may not be the best of code example, the simple solution to your issue lies in document.form1.text. Simple change it to document.forms.form1.text.


<button type='submit' name='submit' onclick="test(document.forms.form1.text.value)" 


I missed the .value before. Now it should work.

Source: stackoverflow